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Michael Bartolic - Chicago, IL

208 South LaSalleSuite 1420 Chicago, IL 60604

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Updated: 02/26/2021

Chicago Disability Insurance Lawyer


Michael is the managing partner of The Law Offices of Michael Bartolic, LLC. Michael helps clients with long term disability claims, long term disability appeals, and disability litigation against insured plans. He also handles life insurance and long term care claims and litigation. Michael has helped many clients get their benefit claims paid, and prides himself on achieving client-desired outcomes as early as possible.

About Michael Bartolic

Practice Areas

  • Disability Insurance 70%
  • Life Insurance 25%
  • Retirement Plans 5%


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner


  • English (Primary)
  • Croatian


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • California, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2020

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment (Co-Chair)
  • American Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee, Subcommittee on Benefit Claims (Co-Chair)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Employee Benefits Committee, Subcommittee on Litigation & Legislation (Past Co-Chair)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Employee Benefits Section Council (Past Chair)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee (Past Chair)


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2005
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Law Review: The John Marshall Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2002
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Accounting


Other Sources of Feedback About Michael Bartolic

Included on the 2023 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael Bartolic on Super Lawyers


  • Named a Super Lawyer in the field of Employee Benefits every year since 2014
  • “Rising Star” in 2012 and 2013

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Office Information


208 South LaSalleSuite 1420 Chicago, IL 60604


  • (312) 284-5898

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards



Representative Cases

  • Ferrin v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., No. 16-cv-469, __ F. Supp. 3d __, 2018 WL 4849109 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 28, 2018)
  • Sadowski v. Tuckpointers Local 52 Health & Welfare Trust, 281 F. Supp. 3d 710 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 20, 2017)
  • Tassone v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., 264 F. Supp. 3d 867 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 30, 2017)
  • Suson v. PNC Fin. Servs. Grp., Inc., No. 15-CV-10817, 2017 WL 3234809 (N.D. Ill. July 31, 2017)
  • Contreras v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., 250 F. Supp. 3d 338 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 25, 2017)
  • Carlson v. Northrop Grumman Corp., 196 F. Supp. 3d 830, 62 EB Cases 1921 (N.D. Ill. 2016)
  • McKeown v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, No. 16 C 748, 2016 WL 4720048 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 9, 2016)
  • Nagle v. The Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 15-CV-6073, 2015 WL 9268420 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 21, 2015)
  • Carlson v. Northrop Grumman Corp., No. 13 C 2635, 2014 WL 5334038, 59 EB Cases 2570 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2014)
  • Schane v. Int’l Bhd. of Teamsters Union Local No. 710 Pension Fund Pension Plan, 760 F.3d 585 (7th Cir. 2014)
  • Travis v. Midwest Operating Eng’rs Pension Plan, No. 13 CV 12, 2014 WL 4057372 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 15, 2014)
  • Young v. Am. Junkie River N., LLC, No. 13 C 8901, 2014 WL 1493354 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 14, 2014)
  • Novak v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 956 F. Supp. 2d 900 (N.D. Ill. 2013)
  • Coleman v. Supervalu, Inc. Short Term Disability Program, 920 F. Supp. 2d 901, 55 EB Cases 1680 (N.D. Ill. 2013)
  • Bd. of Trs. of the Auto. Mechanics’ Local No. 701 Union & Indus. Welfare Fund v. Brown, No. 12-CV-10268, 2013 WL 5873360, 56 EB Cases 2876 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2013)
  • Garner v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., No. 12 C 709, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48064 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 5, 2012)
  • Miller v. State, No. CR 08–1413

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