Attorneys
Michael J. Lach

Partner
E-mail:  mlach@BALBLawyers.com

Michael J. Lach is a Martindale-Hubbard AV rated attorney who focuses his practice in the areas of construction law, products liability, insurance law, and tort law.  He has successfully first chaired and litigated tort and breach of contract cases to favorable verdicts in over 75 jury trials as well as hundreds of bench trials and arbitrations.  Further, he has successfully defended or challenged on appeal trial verdicts, arbitration awards, motions for summary judgment, writs and other appealable matters in the state and federal appellate courts of Illinois and Missouri.  Mr. Lach has significant experience for all aspects of litigation regarding  construction, insurance coverage, environmental, medical malpractice, motor vehicle liability, premises liability, products liability and toxic tort cases. 

Mr. Lach is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and Missouri Bar.  Mr. Lach has been a Martindale-Hubbard AV rated attorney since 2002.  Mr. Lach has been recognized annually since 2013 as a Super Lawyer in Missouri with respect to Personal Injury Defense.

Mr. Lach received his B.S. in 1986 from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.  He obtained his J.D. in 1989 from the Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the SIU Law Journal and was a member of the Moot Court Board.  In 1994, Mr. Lach received his L.L.M. (Masters of Law) in International and Comparative Law from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., where he emphasized in the study of International Business Law and International Business Litigation.

Honors:

Missouri Super Lawyer, 2013, 2014, 2015

 

Education:

Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D. 1989

Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, B.A. 1986

Licensure:

Illinois 1989, Missouri 1990, United States Supreme Court 1998, United States District Courts for the Southern District of Illinois ______, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri 1990.

Practice Areas:

Products liability, insurance law, tort law, breach of contract, construction, insurance coverage, environmental, medical malpractice, motor vehicle liability, premises liability, and toxic tort cases.