Michael Stauder Associate

Phone: (312) 458-1604
Fax: (312) 460-8299
Assistant Name: Kathryn Schmitt
Assistant Phone: (312) 634-7744
Mike joined Chilton Yambert Porter in 2017. His practice focuses primarily on insurance defense, representing clients in both first-party and third-party litigation. He has extensive litigation experience conducting discovery, depositions, arbitration, jury trial and post-trial motion practice. Mike has obtained several defense favorable results both at arbitration and at trial, as well as successfully argued dispositive motions in Law Division, Municipal Division, and Chancery Division cases. In addition to insurance defense, Mike also has successfully represented insurance carriers in coverage disputes, ranging from workers compensation coverage to uninsured motorist coverage.

Mike received his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School where he served as a solicitations editor for The Journal of Legislation. While in law school, Mike interned in the executive division of the New York State Attorney General, advising senior staff on the scope of executive authority, international law, civil procedure, and state and federal law. Mike then returned to the Midwest and interned in the torts division of the Illinois Attorney General, defending the State of Illinois in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Mike recently received an extraordinary verdict in a vehicle accident matter, Al-Tameemi v. Berdes. Defendant admitted liability and stipulated to the medical bills. Plaintiff's counsel asked for $143,467.50 which included $120,000 in non-economic damages. The jury returned a verdict of $53,467.50 which included only $30,000 in non-economic damages. Defense prevailed on a motion to reconsider the Court's previous denial of Defendant's motion to bar a claim for permanency and future pain and suffering. After Defendant prevailed on the motion to reconsider, the Plaintiff was barred from introducing evidence as to future pain and suffering, including a mortality table which would have indicated Plaintiff would incur future pain and suffering for over 50 years.

In addition, a previous win for Mike was in the Harris v. Glenn matter. A hit-and-run vehicle accident. Plaintiff asked for $56,000. The jury returned a verdict of $8,000 and awarded zero for pain and suffering or loss of normal life. Defendant prevailed on Plaintiff's post-trial motion for a new trial on the basis the jury's failure to award pain and suffering and loss of normal life was an inconsistent verdict.

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Practice Areas

General Negligence, Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2017
  • B.A., Indiana University, 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
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