Contact: 312.635.1600
Law School: John Marshall Law School
Jurisdiction: Illinois


About Michael Bartolic
Mr. Bartolic advises executives and other professionals regarding executive compensation and benefits, and represents them in all ERISA litigation. His practice is devoted exclusively to representing individuals such as executives and directors, managers, brokers, traders, investment advisors, attorneys, physicians, and educators. He helps the professionals obtain and protect the compensation and benefits they have earned through initial negotiation of compensation and benefits, internal administrative claims and appeals, and federal litigation if necessary.

Mr. Bartolic also consults other attorneys on matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). His practice includes advising: personal injury and workers compensation lawyers regarding rights of participants and beneficiaries facing subrogation and reimbursement claims by plans; labor lawyers regarding matters of mixed labor and ERISA law; and domestic relations lawyers regarding rights under defined benefit plans ,supplemental executive retirement plan (“top hat plans”), and other executive compensation.

Mr. Bartolic is actively involved in the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Employee Benefits Committee, the Section of Taxation Employee Benefits Committee, and has recently been appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section Council on Employee Benefits. He has served as a teaching assistant of a graduate level employee benefits law course at the John Marshall Law School.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Social Security Disability/SSI
  • Contingent Fees
    • We evaluate each case for eligibility for contingency-fee representation.
  • Free Consultation
    • Initial telephone consultations are complimentary. Thereafter, if your case is eligible for further review, we charge a small fee for an in-person consultation, not to exceed one hour at our rates, so that if the consultation runs longer than one hour, you only pay for one hour.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • We offer hybrid billing models, with varying levels of reduced rates coupled with a lower percentage of the recovery.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
John Marshall Law SchoolJ.D.
Honors: magna cum laude
University of Illinois - Urbana-ChampaignB.S.Accounting
Honors: with honors
Professional Activities
Employee Benefits Committee ABA Section of Labor & Employment Employee Benefits Committee
Employee Benefits Committee ABA Section of Taxation
Section Council Member on Employee Benefits Illinois State Bar Association
Employee Benefits Committee Chicago Bar Association
Professional Associations
Member, Illinois State Bar
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, Seventh Circuit Bar Association


Website: Michael Bartolic's Website Profile
Website: Law Offices of Michael Bartolic, LLC Website



29 South LaSalle
Suite 1120
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone: 312.635.1600
Fax: 312.635.1601