Michael Maienza joined Vogelzang Law in 2017, focusing his practice on mesothelioma litigation. He comes to the legal profession laser-focused on client advocacy to serve as a voice for those who are ignored or silenced.

Mike has seen great success in his trial and litigation career. He isn’t content to settle a case to move it along but focuses on making his client whole. Mike relishes the opportunity to hold companies accountable for their negligence. His most recent victory comes as first chair in O’Reilly v U.S. Steel, securing a verdict in excess of $7,000,000. 

Mike earned his B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He then received his Juris Doctor from the DePaul University College of Law. He honed his legal skills serving as a judicial external under the Hon. Michael T. Mullen in the Circuit Court of Cook County. While at DePaul, Mike competed in both Minneapolis and Cincinnati as a member of the Appellate Moot Court Society. 

Mike also prioritizes opportunities to give back to the community. During law school, he volunteered with the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic and the Legal Aid Society, ultimately gaining his 711 license, allowing him to work directly with clients for the Domestic Violence team.

Outside the office, Mike enjoys all that Chicago has to offer, spending his time golfing and traveling. He also takes advantage of the spectacular food scene, frequenting old favorites and new restaurants. 

  • Mesothelioma Litigation
  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.B.A., Marketing, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business
  • Extern, Hon. Michael T. Mullen
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • Speaker, “Premises Liability Claims with Employer as the Empty Chair,” Asbestos Litigators Conference, October 27, 2022