In 2006, Michael Kreibich joined Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit's litigation department, where he advised and guided association clients through the resolution of disputes and issues with unit owners, developers, subcontractors, service providers, and other vendors. During that time, Michael successfully represented numerous clients through all phases of litigation, including mediation, arbitration, and both bench and jury trials.
In 2011, Michael transitioned into the firm’s Community Association Department where he now advises Common Interest Community Association (condominium, townhome, homeowner, Master) clients on a variety of major and day-to-day issues. He uses his extensive litigation background to assist association clients through the difficult disputes and decisions they inevitably face.
Prior to joining Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit, Michael practiced in the area of insurance defense litigation, defending insureds in hundreds of lawsuits and obtaining countless favorable outcomes for his clients. During law school, Michael served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Brigid Mary McGrath in the Law Division, Jury Trials section at the Daley Center in Chicago. During that time, he assisted with the proceedings of several large jury trials resulting in verdicts of over $10 million each.
Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is a graduate of the John Marshall Law School.
"Bed Bugs: Tiny Pests, Big Problems" - Attorney Michael Kreibich discusses the challenge of addressing bed bug infestations in associations, the legal requirements implemented by the city of Chicago in 2013, and how any association can be impacted by these tiny but persistent pests. (13 mins.)