Pretzel & Stouffer
Michael P. Turiello

Michael P. Turiello

Recognition and Appointments
Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Star 2008-2010

Villanova University School of Law, J.D. 1996
Bradley University, B.S. 1992

Bar Admissions
Illinois State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central districts of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Affiliations

Attorney Bio

Mike Turiello, a partner with Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, has significant experience defending individuals and corporations in Illinois state courts and federal courts nationwide. Mike has tried more than 40 cases to verdict and has managed complex mass tort litigation on a national scale. He focuses on product liability litigation, professional malpractice defense, commercial litigation and tort defense.

Recently, Mike coordinated the national defense of a product distributor in the In Re Stand ‘n Seal multidistrict litigation, handling all aspects of discovery for more than 200 plaintiffs from 34 states. In April 2010, Mike participated in the first Stand ‘n Seal bellwether trial, which involved five plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The trial resulted in a complete defense verdict. While actively handling this complex mass tort, Mike continued to defend his clients’ interests in other matters, including recent successful trials in cases involving product liability, medical malpractice and fraud.

While in law school, Mike represented abuse victims seeking protective orders in court through the Delaware County Legal Assistance program in Pennsylvania, and served as a research assistant to former President Judge Abraham J. Gafni of Philadelphia County. Mike lives with his wife, daughter, German shepherd and mutt of undetermined origin.

News and Verdicts

Disfiguring Third Degree Burns on Face and Upper Torso Nets Zero Against National Retailer and Sleepwear Manufacturer

Not Guilty Jury Verdict in 34 minutes for Orthopaedic Surgeon re ACL surgery

Pretzel & Stouffer Recovers $30 million for Client in Binding Arbitration

Pretzel & Stouffer Wins Verdict for Defendant in Case Involving Largest Back Draft in U.S. History and Fire that Destroyed Historic Church

Pretzel & Stouffer Obtains Victory for Exxon Mobil in Barge Explosion Case