Michael McGinley, Associate

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About

After practicing law in the Metro-St. Louis area for several years, Michael McGinley joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. in 2014 as an Associate. He primarily practices law in Madison County, Illinois, where being a lifelong Madison County, Illinois resident has afforded him the opportunity to frequently interact on a personal and professional level with Madison County, Illinois judges and fellow lawyers. Being a part of the Madison County, Illinois legal community allows Michael to achieve superior results for his clients in a sometimes contentious venue. In 2017, Michael was named legal counsel for the City of Highland, Illinois and is the City’s Attorney.

Michael represents clients ranging from small entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies in matters including product liability, toxic tort liability, asbestos liability, premise liability, personal injury, consumer fraud, transportation liability, business litigation and general litigation. Michael also has vast experience litigating on behalf of Plaintiffs in the Metro-St. Louis area. Michael’s varied and extensive litigation experience makes him uniquely qualified to be a strong and successful advocate for his clients.

Prior to attending law school, Michael worked as the General Manager of a retail automotive dealership in Madison County, Illinois where he negotiated the purchase and sale of thousands of vehicles. Working directly with employees and the general public as a retail automotive professional afforded Michael the opportunity to develop negotiation skills that he puts to great use as a litigator.

“As attorneys, we’re in a unique position to help people in ways no one else can. I thrive on meeting new people, learning about the issues they’re facing and then working with them to implement a solution that’s in their best interest,” says Michael.

Apart from his legal practice, Michael enjoys skiing, boating, golf, and playing sports with his boys.

Background

Michael received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in Saint Louis, and earned his Juris Doctor, with a Civil Litigation Concentration, from Saint Louis University. During law school, Michael clerked for Circuit Court Judge Daniel Stack in Madison County, Illinois.

He is a current member of the American Bar Association, the Madison County Bar Association, and the Highland, Illinois Bar Association

As an active community member, Michael is a past President of the St. Paul School Board in Highland, Illinois, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Highland Swim Team. In addition, Michael is a past Chairperson of the St. Paul School Golf Tournament, and is a Chairperson for the St. Paul Parish Kirchenfest. Further, Michael is a past coach of the St. Paul Vikings sixth grade basketball team in Highland, Illinois, and has volunteered as a YMCA competitive swimming stroke judge at swim meets throughout the Midwest.

Michael is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Missouri and Illinois, the U. S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

BIOGRAPHY

Bringing several years of legal experience in the St. Louis metro area, Michael McGinley joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2014 as an Associate. Michael represents clients ranging from small entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies in matters including product liability, toxic tort liability, asbestos liability, premise liability, personal injury, consumer fraud, transportation liability, business litigation and general litigation. Michael’s varied and extensive litigation experience makes him uniquely qualified to be a strong and successful advocate for his clients.

Prior to attending law school, Michael worked as the General Manager of a retail automotive dealership where he negotiated the purchase and sale of thousands of vehicles. Working directly with employees and the general public as a retail automotive professional afforded Michael the opportunity to develop negotiation skills that he puts to great use as a litigator.

“As attorneys, we’re in a unique position to help people in ways no one else can. I thrive on meeting new people, learning about the issues they’re facing and then working with them to implement a solution that’s in their best interest,” says Michael.

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