Mike Grieco is one of the Founding Partners of Stinar Gould Grieco & Hensley (SGGH) and co-manages the firm’s Trial Litigation and Personal Injury practice groups, overseeing catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases arising out of transportation crashes, birth injury, sexual abuse and assaults, medical malpractice, workplace injury, nursing home neglect, product liability and aviation crashes.  Mike specializes in handling complex litigation from the moment a client contacts the firm all the way up through trial or settlement. 

Mike was honored with the F. Scott Baldwin Award by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), which is presented each year to the most outstanding young trial lawyer in the Country.  Prior to founding SGGH with his partners, Mike practiced at one of the largest personal injury law firms in Illinois representing injured individuals. He was promoted to Partner within his first five years practicing law. 

In the courtroom, Mike has helped obtain the following jury verdicts, some of which are record-breaking. These verdicts include:

  • $40 million in a medical malpractice case;
  • $28.7 million in a medical malpractice wrongful death case;
  • $9.05 million in a traumatic brain injury case against Commonwealth Edison;
  • $1.33 million in a motor vehicle collision case;
  • $1.30 million in a dental malpractice case;

Outside of the courtroom, Mike’s work has helped secure multiple medical malpractice settlements in the amounts of $12.35 million, $8 million, $6.9 million, $4.25 million, and $2.875 million.

Mike played a critical role in obtaining a $50 million settlement, where Mike took over 40 depositions in the case and worked with and presented experts across the country. Additionally, Mike has secured millions of dollars in cases for his clients, including a premises liability case for $3.3 million, a product liability case for $2.675 million, a nursing home wrongful death case for $1.2 million and motor vehicle collision cases for $750,000 and $725,000.

Mike is currently litigating cases on behalf of 19 Plaintiffs who have been diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses from toxic chemicals that were dumped into the groundwater by two companies in Union, Illinois. Mike has appeared in the media to discuss the case.  He also helped prosecute several cases against Boeing for the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 airplane crash.  He is currently litigating a helicopter crash case against the helicopter’s maintenance company in Kansas.

Mike is an active member of various professional organizations and holds leadership roles with the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Mike was elected to the Board of Governors and is on the executive committee for the Professional Negligence section. He has also been elected to the executive board of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyer Association (ITLA) and Illinois State Bar Association. He also recently served in two leadership roles for the Chicago Bar Association: On the Judicial Evaluation Committee and as Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division Tort Litigation Committee. Mike is regularly asked to speak at conferences around the country by ITLA and AAJ.

He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, walked on the football team as a kicker, and earned a varsity letter during his senior year. Mike earned his Juris Doctor from the Loyola University School of Law.



American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Board of Governors, 2022-2024
Professional Negligence Group Secretary 2022-2023
Professional Negligence Section Newsletter Editor, 2021-2022
New Lawyers Division Education Committee, Co-Chair, 2020-2022


Chicago Bar Association (CBA)

Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2020, 2021
Young Lawyers Division Tort Litigation Committee, Co-Chair, 2021


Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Member

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Member

Joint Civil Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA), Member


Justinian Society of Lawyers

Secretary, 2023


National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA)

St. Ignatius College Prep

Young Alumni Society
Monogram Club


University of Notre Dame

Monogram Career Network
Monogram Club


University of Notre Dame Club of Chicago



Presenter, Professional Negligence Section Lunch and Learn Series Part 2: Client Engagement, AAJ Sections, February 2023

Presenter, Under Pressure: Tips for Managing Stress, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Ethics and Professionalism Seminar CLE, 2021

Presenter, Obstruction over Zoom – How to Maintain Control, American Association for Justice, Trial Lawyer Convention, Las Vegas, NV, July 2021


Speaker with Martin D. Gould, An injured worker comes to your office. What do you do? Key pointers to litigating the Worker’s Comp Third-Party Crossover Case, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, December 2019

Speaker with Antonio M. Romanucci, The Noncredible or Unlikeable Client, How to Turn the Loser into a Winner, Frontiers in Advocacy Convention – Traumatic Brain Injury, Nashville, TN, May 2018

Speaker, Discover Loyola, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL, April 2017

Speaker, Bridging the Gap from Law School to Practice, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, October 2016

Speaker, Current Issues in Collegiate Athletics: Ongoing Litigation and Workable Models for the Future of the NCAA, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL, October 2014


Mike has assisted in obtaining the following:


$40.00 Million Verdict – Medical Malpractice

$28.7 Million Verdict – Wrongful Death

$9.05 Million Verdict – Premises Liability

$1.30 Million Verdict – Medical Malpractice

$1.33 Million Verdict – Motor Vehicle Collision

$8.00 Million Settlement – Medical Malpractice

$6.90 Million Settlement – Medical Malpractice

$6.00 Million Settlement – Workplace Injury

$3.30 Million Settlement – Premises Liability

$2.90 Million Settlement – Medical Malpractice

$2.675 Million Settlement – Products Liability

$1.20 Million Settlement – Nursing Home Neglect

$865,000 Settlement – Sexual Abuse

$750,000 Settlement – Trucking Collision

$725,000 Settlement – Motor Vehicle Collision

$600,000 Settlement – Work Injury

$500,000 Settlement – Medical Malpractice

$500,000 Settlement – Premises Liability

$350,000 Settlement – Medical Malpractice


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law

B.A., University of Notre Dame



Northern District of Illinois

Pro Hac Vice, District Court of Arizona

Pro Hac Vice, Northern District of Texas Fort Worth Division

Pro Hac Vice, District Court of Kansas

Pro Hac Vice, Kansas

Pro Hac Vice, Arizona

Pro Hac Vice, Texas

Pro Hac Vice, Indiana

Pro Hac Vice, Wisconsin


F. Scott Baldwin Award, American Association for Justice, 2023

The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch©, 2021-Present

American Association for Justice, Certificate of Recognition, 2020-2022

American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division – Excellence Award, 2020-2021

Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers®, 2020-Present

Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2021-Present

Anthony J. Fornelli Emerging Leader Award, 2017

Justinian Society of Lawyers, Civil Justice Preservation Scholarship, 2017

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Emilie Tavoliere Furda Scholarship

University of Notre Dame Football Monogram Recipient