Michael J. Pullano
Michael Pullano joined Pullano Law as an Associate in the summer of 2021. Throughout his legal career, Michael has concentrated his practice in many areas of tort and personal injury including trucking accidents, medical malpractice actions, FELA litigation, wrongful death, and defamation.
Michael’s advocacy is fueled by his empathy and compassion for his clients. He believes in the dignity of every person and the right to a level playing field regardless of race, class, or education. Michael developed his passion for justice at an early age, growing up with a father who is also a trial attorney and who instilled those beliefs in Michael from an early age. He also witnessed first-hand, that for those who are injured, a skilled lawyer is often the critical difference in ensuring full recovery.
Michael’s compassion for equal opportunities for all extends beyond the courtroom and into the field of education. Through a competitive selection process, he was selected as a mentor to the America Needs You Fellows Program, which is an intensive two-year program for high-achieving, first-generation college students. He volunteered for two years after graduating from law school, mentoring in the Chicago-based arm of the program devoted to college completion, career exploration and professional skills development for some of the city’s first-generation college students.
Prior to starting his legal career, Michael graduated cum laude from DePaul University College of Law. During his time in law school, Michael was named to the Dean’s List each year and received the CALI Award for the top grade in his class in Trial Advocacy. After his first year of law school, Michael worked as a law clerk for a prominent plaintiffs’ personal injury firm where he worked with many clients who suffered from catastrophic injuries. Thereafter, he took a position with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as a law clerk in the Felony Trial Division. There, he gained valuable courtroom experience prosecuting several cases to verdict and arguing contested pretrial motions.
Michael attended undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science. He belongs to several state legal associations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Chicago Bar Association.
- Illinois, 2017
- DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 2017
- University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, B.A.; Political Science, 2014
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association