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Chute O’Malley Knobloch & Turcy
WE’RE HERE FOR PEOPLE WHEN THE SYSTEM IS STACKED AGAINST THEM
This month, hear from our talented attorney Mike Knobloch on what motivated him to go into personal injury law and why he continues to fight for those who are up against a rigged system. I graduated from college with a degree in education and set out to gain some experience in teaching. I’d always wanted to be a teacher — I liked working with kids and people, and I also wanted to be a coach. Teaching at an inner-city school was eye-opening. I was working with students who had the whole system rigged against them. You get a different perspective when working with students who are fighting an uphill battle in a system you are powerless to change. That experience influenced my career and my decision to go to law school. It’s what motivated me to practice the type of law that helps people who have the whole system rigged against them. They need assistance when no one else is looking out for them. In the first part of my legal career, I worked with Colin on an environmental contamination case. We represented 8,000 people living on the west side of Chicago who were suffering from health problems due to the improper disposal of hazardous waste by a plant in their neighborhood. For years following the incident, these families suffered the fallout of that plant’s negligence. Colin and I resolved the case and were able to do a lot of good for people affected. Starting your legal career with this type of case makes you realize why you went to law school. Since then, I’ve found satisfaction in representing people who are up against Goliath. I’ve represented many union tradespeople and always strive to protect their interests. People don’t realize how difficult of a job they have. When tradespeople get injured on a job
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site, they can’t provide for their families. An employer isn’t always going to look out for their employees’ best interests, so it’s important that they have someone who can represent them. Taking care of tradespeople and ensuring they get what they deserve is very important, and it’s a job I feel called to do. Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my family. I coach my son’s baseball team, and I’m also on the board of directors of the local Little League. We’re all big baseball fans at home. Right now, we’re looking forward to the holiday season and spending time together.
I hope you have a great holiday season. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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