Michael T. Chalcraft II Associate




Michael Chalcraft practices in the areas of professional liability litigation and health, disability and ERISA matters. He represents accountants and attorneys in malpractice claims involving a wide range of issues and defends insurers and their agents and brokers in litigation and arbitrations involving a variety of claims, including ERISA, life and health insurance coverage disputes. 

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Michael handled workers’ compensation defense, and previously served Kendall and Kane counties as an assistant state’s attorney, completing 57 jury trials and more than 600 bench trials.

Representative Matters

Successfully litigated multiple claims before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) at the pretrial, trial and appeal stages.

Tried more than 30 cases to completion before the IWCC.

Successfully resolved countless claims within strict employer-based guidelines and below client settlement authority.

Conducted depositions of medical providers and experts to secure the admission and/or exclusion of a wide array of evidence, including utilization reviews, independent medical examinations and vocational assessments.