Michael A. Kreppein Of Counsel




Michael Kreppein ably represents clients in a wide range of matters, including premises liability, trucking accidents, wrongful death, product liability and workplace injuries. In addition, Mike helps clients manage and navigate the ever-changing legal and legislative regulatory terrain of employment and labor law. Mindful of increasing economic pressures on our clients, Mike looks to accelerate turnaround through procedural dismissals, substantive dismissals, successful tenders and negotiated settlements.

An experienced insurance defense attorney, Mike helps public- and private-sector clients identify and prevent exposures and, if they occur, capably manage reaction and recovery. He has the depth and breadth of experience to handle virtually every type of case – from a small claim to the most complex legal matter.

Mike’s facility with coverage issues, representing insurers and distributors in all lines and related service providers, enhances his ability to handle cases involving bad faith – in which outsized damage amounts can seriously cripple a company, or worse – by mounting particularly aggressive defenses.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a partner at a defense firm where he handled highly complex cases and participated at numerous trials as first or second chair.

Areas of Focus

Insurance Defense
Mike has extensive first-chair experience in handling litigation files from inception to trial in the areas of premises liability, auto accidents, product liability defense, construction defect litigation and municipal liability. 

Insurance Coverage
After prosecuting and defending numerous coverage actions, many involving bad faith disputes, Mike has extensive experience with the insurance industry and general liability policies.

Employment & Labor
Mike has defended claims, IOSHA whistleblower complaints and EEOC charges involving sexual harassment, disability discrimination, race discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), retaliation and related issues. He works with each of his clients to understand their particular business needs, which play a key role in developing the right defense strategy.

Representative Matters

Represented former ABA professional basketball players in pension claims that resulted in a $1.5 million class action settlement. 

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in favor of my insurance company client, in a case involving a fire loss claim where a dispute arose when the insured failed to submit to an examination under oath. 

Summary judgment granted on behalf of individual police officers and the police department stemming from various claims, including false arrest and violation of constitutional rights.