Michael R. Slovis
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Michael R. Slovis

Equity PartnerChicago Office

Michael R. Slovis is the managing partner of the Chicago office of Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine. He opened the office, along with David Burtker, in 2002. The office has grown to over 20 attorneys with a reputation of exceptional representation and courtroom success.

Mike focuses his practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice and professional liability defense, as well as complex litigation and civil rights 1983 actions. A seasoned and successful litigator, Mike is respected for trying difficult cases and is often on trial.

His philosophy of representation includes counseling on best practices to avoid litigation altogether, including improving communication and record keeping. He has spoken to various clients and healthcare groups on best practices in the use of electronic medical records, as well as trial and deposition techniques, among other litigation strategies. 

Earlier in his career, Mike served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, Illinois. In this role he argued numerous times before the Illinois Appellate Court and tried more than 30 felony cases. 

In 2004, he was named to the Chicago Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Forty Attorneys Under 40 and since 2005 has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer, a distinction recognizing the top lawyers in Illinois based on peer nomination and evaluation, as well as independent research.


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1992
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A., 1989


  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois