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Michael J. Ortyl








Michael J. Ortyl has been a trial attorney for over thirty years. Mr. Ortyl has practiced in the local Federal and State courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. He has been published regarding tort trends in professional journals and the Wall Street Journal. His in-the-field experience in the Chicagoland Hispanic, Vietnamese, Polish and LGBT communities allows him to offer insightful and caring attention to clients with their diverse areas of concern.

Mr. Ortyl serves his clients with compassion and believes each of them are entitled fair compensation for the harm they have suffered. Early in his career and before joining Kent M Lucaccioni, Ltd., Mr. Ortyl obtained a unique professional working perspective, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants. His prior experience doing insurance defense in medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, construction negligence and automobile liability, brings insight and advantage now in representing injured persons in those very same fields of practice. Mr. Ortyl also worked in the hospital setting in patient care which has provided valuable knowledge, compassion and experience that he is able to bring to understanding his clients injuries and medical care.

Areas Of Practice

  • Nursing Home Abuse and neglect
  • Medical negligence and Birth Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Accidents/Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1990


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.S., Psychology - 1974
    • Honors: With Honors