Background

Even before law school, Michael E. Holden knew he wanted a career where he could help those who had suffered a grave injustice. As a Senior Associate at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Michael has the opportunity on a daily basis to fulfill his dream career and make real, meaningful change for his clients and the community at large. 

Michael focuses his practice and has significant experience in the litigation of personal injury cases, including: medical malpractice, products liability, nursing-home negligence, premises liability, construction injury, and auto-accident cases. 

Throughout his tenure at Romanucci & Blandin, Michael has successfully obtained dozens of verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients – many in excess of $1 million – through trial, mediation, arbitration, and negotiation, including: a $50 million settlement for the wife of a worker who died following a workplace injury in the Chicago area in 2016; a $30 million settlement for a family after their son was left permanently disabled and brain injured as a result of 25 experimental surgeries; a $22.3 million verdict for the family of a young boy who lost his leg due to medical malpractice; and a record breaking $12.35 million settlement on behalf of the family of a client whose doctors failed to diagnose her breast cancer in a timely manner, which ultimately led to her death at 37 years old.

Michael has been widely recognized for his insight, experience and leadership as an attorney, and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® for 11 straight years in Illinois and an Emerging Lawyer every year since 2016 by Leading Lawyers. Michael has been published and has presented on topics related to personal injury litigation with the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, Stafford Continuing Legal Education, and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

As a law school student, Michael had the opportunity to intern at Romanucci & Blandin. That experience underscored his belief in the impact that attorneys can make to help people access the full power of the courts and be compensated fairly for their injuries. Michael graduated from law school in 2008 and was hired full-time as an Associate at Romanucci & Blandin where he has had the opportunity on a daily basis to fulfill his dream career. In 2015, he was named a Senior Associate.

Michael grew up in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and now resides in a near northwest suburb of Chicago. When not practicing law, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, is an avid fan of the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Blackhawks, and enjoys coaching youth sports, golfing, home-brewing, skiing, and biking.

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Education & Certifications

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2008
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Wisconsin, 2004
  • Ohio State University - 2000-2002 (studied toward B.S. in Political Science)
  • Mediator, Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Certification in Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program at Chicago-Kent College of Law

Awards & Recognition

  • Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers®, 2011-2022
  • Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2016-2021

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois, 2008
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2009
  • Wisconsin, 2014
  • Central District of Illinois, 2014
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014

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