Michael R. Baggot




650 East Devon Avenue, Suite 110
Itasca, IL 60143
Phone: 847.781.5200
Fax: 847.781.4113




Michael R. Baggot is a founding partner of RNBK. He has over 15 years of trial experience before juries and at the IWCC. His unique experience allows him to represent his clients at many levels. Michael concentrates his practice in all areas of insurance defense including: workers' compensation, automobile negligence, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, premises liability and subrogation claims. He has represented his clients in high exposure claims, including wrongful death, with successful results. His clients include transportation, construction, manufacturing, retail and school bus companies.

Michael has lectured many times on behalf of IICLE and CLM to attorneys and adjusters regarding Civil and Workers’ Compensation topics. Michael has also been selected to Chicago Magazine’s Rising Star Attorneys. He has been peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his high ethics standards and legal ability.


The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
The University of Iowa, B.S., Political Science

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation Litigation
Civil Litigation


Chicago Magazine Rising Star 2008 – 09
Martindale-Hubbell peer review rated


Council on Litigation Management
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
IICLE instructor


Licensed State of Illinois

Representative Cases

Michael recently tried a case before the IWCC where the Petitioner, a union laborer, claimed he was not able to return to work in any capacity after a fusion surgery. The petitioner demanded approximately two years of TTD, future pain management medical treatment and permanent total disability future benefits. The petitioner’s demand to settle the case was over $500,000. Michael successfully impeached the petitioner’s credibility and defended the case. The arbitrator held the petitioner was not entitled any further TTD or medical treatment and was not permanently totally disabled.

Michael received a favorable jury verdict where the plaintiff alleged a motor vehicle accident caused lymphedema of her arm. Michael methodically cross examined the plaintiff and treating doctor to prove the lymphedema was from an underlying condition and not from the motor vehicle accident. The jury returned a verdict less than what was offered to settle the case before trial.


Suit claiming golfer's ball hit gardener dismissed
February 25, 2011