Michael D. Hayes and Norman B. Berger Named 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers PDF Print E-mail

Michael D. Hayes and Norman B. Berger have been named as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2013 by Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Chicago magazine.

Recognized for his work in the Class Action and Mass Torts practice area, Mr. Hayes is a seasoned trial lawyer with extensive experience litigating a broad range of complex civil matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has been especially acknowledged for his experience and successful results in class action litigation. He has served as Chair and is an active member of the Class Litigation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, and is a frequent speaker on various class action topics.

Mr. Berger is recognized for his work in Business Litigation. Also an experienced trial lawyer, he handles complex business matters involving real estate, manufacturing, class action, employment, corporate, insurance, and other business-related concerns. He practices extensively in real estate-related disputes and in matters involving environmental issues. Both he and Mr. Hayes have been lauded for their success in representing families whose homes and property have been contaminated by industrial pollution.

This is Mr. Berger’s ninth consecutive year being named an Illinois Super Lawyer.

The rigorous selection process for the Super Lawyer designation includes independent research and assessment, peer nominations, and peer recognition and evaluation. The rating service recognizes outstanding attorneys who have attained both a high degree of professional achievement and the respect of their peers.

Mr. Hayes and Mr. Berger have earned this elite designation through their extensive knowledge base, their commitment to their clients and their dedication to their practice. Both are founding members of Varga Berger Ledsky Hayes & Casey, a litigation boutique firm established in 1996.