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Michael H Korein

Michael H Korein

Managing Partner
Location:
Belleville, Illinois
Phone:
618-216-5218
888-504-7059
Fax:
618-394-9496
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Mr. Korein's education in business and finance, combined with his previous life and work experiences in corporate, transactional, labor law, and litigation; his work as a youth counselor and athletic coach, his prior work as a warehousman, roofer, and contractor for the institutional food distribution program for the State of Illinois set him apart from his peers.  He is also a drug and alcohol counselor for the Illinois Lawyer's Assistance Program.  These combined experiences afford him the ability to analyze an injury claim from all angles.  As a result, he has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Workers' Compensation; recognized by St. Louis Magazine as one of the best lawyers in the area of Workers' Compensation; recognized by the Chicago Law Bulletin as a top lawyer in the area of Workers' Compensation; and also recognized by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in the area of Workers' Compensation. 

Before even attending law school, Mr. Korein clerked in the plaintiffs' personal injury law firm of Carr, Korein et al. off and on from the time he was 15 through the time he graduated law school (1974 - 1990).  In addition to graduating with his juris doctorate from Washington University, he was selected as one of five law students from a nation-wide pool to attend the prestigious New York University School of Law in 1989.  During law school, he clerked for Carr, Korein et al and two prestigious New York law firms, while simultaneously attending school and volunteering his time to provide free legal assistance to the poor through both Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and Legal Aid of New York. 

Upon graduation from law school in 1990, he began his career with the prestigious New York law firm, Moses & Singer, in their commercial practice department, focusing on corporate and transactional work; real estate law; and oil and gas rights.  Two years later, he joined the boutique New York firm of Cappiello, Hoffman & Katz, which served as general counsel to the National Maritime Union in New York/New Jersey and represented injured admiralty workers and well as those injured due to the negligence of others. 

In 1995, he re-joined Carr, Korein, et al.  as an attorney exclusively representing injured plaintiffs and worker's compensation claimants.  He has been involved in many personal injury claims resulting in significant monetary recoveries for his clients.   He remained with Carr, Korein until forming his own firm with Mark Glass in February of 2003.  Since forming Glass & Korein, LLC, he has limited his practice to successfully representing injured workers in Southern Illinois, Central Illinois, and the St. Louis metro area, with recommendations from the United Auto Workers and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1996
  • Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1995
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1991

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1990
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • Visiting Student 1989 - 1990
  • Missouri Youth Soccer Association, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Class F Soccer Coach - 2004
  • Missouri Youth Soccer Association/US Soccer Federation
    • National D Coaching License - 2010

Published Works

  • "Calculation of Compensation and Settlements", National Business Institute, 2006
  • "Avoiding Ethical Obstacles in Workers Compensation", National Business Institute, 2006
  • "Evidentiary Issues in Workers Compensation", Lorman Education Services, 2006
  • "Ethical/Legal Obligations Pertaining to Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims (The Consequences of Behaving Badly)", Lorman Education Services, 2006
  • "Ethical Issues: Getting By In a Less Than Perfect World", Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • "Agency Issues in Workers' Compensation", Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • "Maritime Causes of Action for Personal Injury Available to Seamen", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2002
  • "Food For Thought", New York University School of Law, Private System of Laws, 1990
  • Trial Preparation, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Legal Ethics, National Business Institute, 2010

Representative Clients

  • Teamsters injured on the job
  • Illinois State and Local Police Officers injured in the line of duty
  • United Auto Workers injured on the job
  • Illinois State Corrections Officers injured in the line of duty
  • Sheet Metal Union workers injured on the job
  • Iron Workers injured on the job
  • Certified Nursing Assistants injured on the job
  • Laborers injured on the job
  • Factory Workers Injured on the job
  • Service Industry Workers injured on the job
  • Carpenters, welders, pipefitters injured on the job

References

  • Ken Hendrix, Business Agent, Teamsters Local 710
  • Del Schaefer, Shop Steward, Teamsters Local 710 (Belleville Facility)
  • Kevin Wagoner, Shop Steward, Teamsters Local 710 (Centralia Facility)
  • Mike Fultz, Former President, United Auto Workers Local 3206 (Granite City)
  • Greg Kenner, Former Shop Steward, United Auto Workers Local 3206
  • Arlando Ferrell, Former Safety Committeeman, United Auto Workers' Local 3206
  • Randy Blankenship, Former Secretary/Treasurer, International Brotherhood of Sheet Metal Workers' Local 268
  • Keith Hohe, Board Member, Iron Workers' Local 392

Classes/Seminars

  • Illinois Workers' Compensation presentations, Labor Unions in Southern Illinois, 1995 - Present
  • Illinois Workers' Compensation/Ethics Seminar, National Business Institute, 2007 - Present
  • Illinois Workers' Compensation/Ethics/Evidence Seminars, Lorman Education Services, 2002 - 2006
  • Illinois Workers' Compensation Seminar, Workers' Compensation Claims Association, 2003
  • Addiction and Mental Health Issues in the Legal Profession, Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, September 12, 2012 - Present
  • Trial Preparation, National Business Institute, 2010 - Present
  • Legal Ethics, National Business Institute, 2010 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Voted Leading Lawyer in State of Illinois Workers' Compensation, 2003 - Present
  • Voted One of Best Lawyers in America in Workers' Compensation, 2007 - Present
  • Voted one of two Best Workers' Compensation Attorneys in St. Louis Best Lawyers, 2007 - Present
  • Strathmore Who's Who for Outstanding Professionals, 2007 - Present
  • Voted a Top Lawyer in Worker's Compensation by Chicago Law Bulletin, 2012 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1995 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1995 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1995 - 2007
  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Youth Lifeline Foundation, Advisory Board Member, 2006 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation Committee, Committee Member, 2010 - Present
  • Association for Soccer Education and Training, Member, 2010 - Present
  • US Soccer Federation, National D Coaching License, 2010 - Present
  • Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, 1996 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Carr, Korein, Tillery, et al., Attorney, 1995 - 2003
  • Developmental Programs, President, 1994 - 1995
  • Cappiello, Hofman & Katz, Attorney, 1993 - 1995
  • Moses & Singer, Attorney, 1991 - 1993
  • Carr, Korein, Tillery, et al., Clerk/Investigator, 1986 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor for Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program, 1996 - Present
  • Free Youth Agility Program Director and Instructor, 2003 - Present
  • Youth Soccer Coach, 2004 - Present
  • Youth Softball Coach, 2005 - 2009
  • Youth Lifeline Foundation Youth Facilitator, 2006 - Present
  • Walking on Sunshine for Brain Tumor Research Volunteer, 2006 - Present
  • Youth Basketball Coach, 2004 - 2006
  • Youth Soccer Coach/Trainer, St. Louis Scott Gallagher, 2009 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi

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