Michael N. Folga concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. Mr. Folga has successfully handled cases at both the state and federal level as well as the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Mr. Folga graduated from DePaul University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. He then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2012 graduating in the top 25%. Additionally, while attending Valparaiso University, Mr. Folga competed for the university’s Trial Advocacy program. Mr. Folga was then admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2012 and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 2014.
Before joining Brian J. McManus & Associates, Ltd., Mr. Folga practiced in the areas of residential and commercial real estate law, zoning law, municipal law, collections law and condominium law.
Mr. Folga has a diverse and well-rounded background enabling him to offer insightful and creative approaches to his client’s maximizing their recoveries. Furthermore, Mr. Folga is a highly competitive and fierce advocate for his clients.
Since joining Brian J. McManus & Associates, Ltd. in 2014 he has only represented injured plaintiffs and petitioners. Mike handles cases throughout all phases of litigation and he has resolved hundreds of cases through trial, settlement, mediation, and arbitration. In particular, Mike has been lead counsel on several notable cases resulting in significant outcomes, including, but not limited to:
$278,000 – for a United Airlines flight attendant who suffered injuries to her bilateral shoulders from heavy lifting on the job that necessitated rotator cuff repair surgery and the need for a future shoulder replacement. She was unable to return to her position as a flight attendant as a result of her injuries.
$195,000 – for a women who tripped and fell in a parking lot full of multiple dangerous potholes aggravating and hastening a pre-existing low back injury. The Plaintiff underwent a lumbar fusion surgery and extensive post-operative therapy and has permanent disability.
$190,000 – for a women who was involved in two rear-end automobile accidents within a 3 month timeframe and which caused severe lumbar and cervical injuries resulting in a cervical fusion. The Plaintiff also missed a lengthy period of time from work.
$147,000 – for a United Airlines flight attendant who injured his rotator cuff that necessitated rotator cuff repair surgery. He was unable to return to his position as a flight attendant as a result of his injuries.
$115,000 – for a United Airlines baggage handler who injured his low back resulting in permanent lifting restrictions. He was unable to return to his position as a baggage handler as a result of his injuries.
$100,000 – for a passenger in a vehicle that collided into a tree killing the driver of the vehicle and seriously injuring other passengers in the vehicle. The Plaintiff sustained massive injuries to his leg, clavicle, ribs, thoracic vertebra, and had multiple surgeries.
$90,000 – for a United Airlines flight attendant who injured her knee resulting in permanent restrictions. She was unable to return to her position as a flight attendant as a result of her injuries.
$82,000 – for a United Airlines flight attendant who injured her foot and wrist resulting in multiple steroid injections and a surgical recommendation.