Michael Prangle has more than 20 years of litigation experience where he focuses on medical malpractice defense. Over his career, Mike has tried more than 50 medical malpractice cases to verdict. His practice is varied and includes representation of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Recently his practice has expanded to include the defense of other professionals, including accountants, product manufacturers, long-term care facilities and trucking companies.

His philosophy is to aggressively defend cases, using the law as a sword instead of a shield.  As a result, he has been extremely successful in having cases dismissed or claims pared down, reducing case value and exposure to his client.

Additionally, he has significant appellate experience, having briefed and argued appeals before the First District Court of Appeals, the Illinois Supreme Court and the Nevada Supreme Court.

Professional Background

Mike was previously a partner in the medical litigation department at Lord, Bissell & Brook, LLP.

Since 2005, Mike has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" and since 2011 has been included as one of Illinois' "Leading Lawyers," a selection of attorneys whom were most often recommended by their peers in statewide surveys. Mike is also "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mike has a strong athletic background. He was a competitive diver through college at the University of Kansas – with multiple All-Conference, All-State and All-America Awards. This experience has made him a very goal-oriented and competitive person, which serves him well to this day as a litigator.


Chicago, Illinois
200 South Wacker Drive
Suite 3300

As a member of the catastrophic trial team  Michael E. Prangle is available to practice in all of our offices and across the country, on a case by case basis.


University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (1990)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, M.B.A. (1990)

University of Kansas, B.S. Accounting and Business Administration (1986)

bar admissions

Illinois (1990)

Nevada (2003)


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Professional and Community Organizations

Illinois State Bar Association

Clark County Bar Association

The Society of Trial Lawyers