Michael K. Goldberg received his Juris Doctorate in 1992 from the University of Illinois College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois-Urbana, where he also played hockey for the Fighting Illini. In 1992, Michael K. Goldberg joined the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office where he prosecuted criminal matters for 5 years. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Mike tried 12 jury trials and numerous bench trials. In addition to being licensed to practice law in Illinois, Michael is admitted to the Trial Bar in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Mike has been with Goldberg Law Group since 1997. In private practice, Mike as argued in the Illinois Supreme Court and in all 5 Appellate Courts in Illinois.
Health Care and Family Law Practice Highlights
Michael K. Goldberg practice of law involves a unique of combination, Health Care and Family Law. Since 1997 he has represented physicians, health care providers and other professionals who appear before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Mike has represented many clients who have faced Medicare and Medicaid audits as well as audits from Blue Cross/Blue Shield and other insurance providers
He also represents physicians in hospital peer review and medical staff privileging matters, as well as other civil and criminal matters relating to health care. Michael travels the entire state of Illinois representing physicians in administrative hospital hearings as well as in the various circuit courts to seek injunctive relief on their behalf. To date he has argued and presented evidence in administrative and circuit court cases on behalf of doctors subject to medical staff discipline in over 15 counties across Illinois. He has published and lecture widely on areas pertaining to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and on medical staff discipline, and has written five chapters on those topics in the West Publication “The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois.” Those chapters are updated by Mr. Goldberg every year. He is also a drafter of the model medical staff bylaws of the Illinois State Medical Society. He is a Panel Attorney with the Federal Defender Program, where he represents criminal defendants in the United State’s District Court.
In addition, since 2000, after arguing an important grandparent visitation case in the Illinois Supreme Court, and then writing the new Illinois Grandparent Visitation Act, Michael also concentrates his law practice in the areas of grandparent visitation and custody and parent’s rights. In 2002 he argued a case on grandparent visitation before the Illinois Supreme Court- Wickham v. Byrne, that invalidated the grandparent visitation law on the books at that time. In 2005, he wrote the new Illinois Grandparent Visitation Act, and wrote its 2007 amendments. He is widely published and lectures frequently on the topic of grandparent visitation. His Family Law practice extends to all parts of Illinois, and he has brought and defended against visitation petitions in over 40 counties in Illinois from Metropolis to Waukegan and from Quincy to Danville and in many counties in between.
GRANDPARENT VISITATION/ FAMILY LAW PUBLICATIONS:”A Survey of the Fifty States’ Grandparent Visitation Statutes,” Marquette Elder’s Advisor, Law Review, Spring 2009, Volume 10, Number 2.”Flynn v. Henkel: A Heavy Burden for Petitioners Under the Grandparent Visitation Act,” Illinois Bar Journal, Volume 96, Number 5, page 244, (May 2008).”Same-sex couples and the concept of de facto parents-Illinois vs. Washington State”, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Newsletter, Volume 35, No. 6, March 2007.”Over the River and Through the Woods-Again: The New Illinois Grandparent Visitation Act”, Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Volume 29, page 403, Spring 2005.”Survey of Illinois Law: Grandparent Visitation,” Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Volume 27, page 785, Summer 2003.”The New, Narrower Illinois Grandparent Visitation Statute” Illinois Bar Journal, Volume 92, Number 11, (2004).”Medical Staff Disciplinary Hearings” Administrative Law Section Council , Vol. 32, No. 4 (January 2003).”Can Court-Imposed Grandparent Visitation Survive Wickham v. Byrne ?” Illinois Bar Journal , Vol. 90, No. 9, page 458 (September 2002).”Article of the Month-The Tenuous Future of Grandparent Visitation in Illinois after Troxel and Lulay ” Illinois Family Law Report , Volume XXIV, No. 9, 2001 IFLR 182, (September 2001).”What You Need To Know About Grandparent Visitation,” ISBA Family Law Section , Vol. 43, No. 5 (June 2000).
HEALTH CARE LECTURES: Mock Deposition exercise-SIU School of Medicine 2013.”Representing a client before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation,” IICLE Law Ed. Series in Springfield and Chicago, September 14, 2012. “Representing a Doctor in a Dispute with a Hospital Medical Staff,” Illinois State Bar Law Ed. Series, Chicago, Illinois, June 19, 2009.-“Hot Topics for the General Practitioner-Health Care Law Update, Illinois State Bar Law Ed Series, Rock Island, Illinois, April 4, 2008.-“Cutting Edge Issues in Health Care: Medical Spas, Illinois State Bar Law Ed. Series, Chicago, Illinois, April 20, 2007.-“Hot Topics in Health Care” Illinois State Bar Association, Law Ed Series, Quincy, Illinois, March 23, 2007.-Speaker on HIPAA, Illinois State Bar Association, Law Ed Series, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (June 2004).-“State and Federal Issues Relating to Privacy of Medical Records” General Practice Update, ISBA Mid-Year Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, December 13, 2002.-“Privacy Issues Relating to Medical Records” Hot Topics for the General Practitioner, ISBA Annual Meeting, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, June 12, 2002.-“Investigations and Discovery in Administrative Hearings” Administrative Agencies and Discrimination Claims, ISBA Seminar, Chicago, September 5, 2003.-“Administrative Law Update for the General Practitioner” General Practice Update, ISBA Mid-Year Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, December 8, 2000.
GRANDPARENT VISITATION/FAMILY LAW LECTURES: “Update on Structuring and Scheduling Parenting Time and Grandparent Visitation Time, ISBA Law Ed. Series, University of Illinois College of Law-Urbana, October 2, 2012. “Structuring and Scheduling Parenting Time and Grandparent Visitation Time,” McHenry County Bar Association, McHenry, Illinois, May 21, 2010. –“Lecture on Structuring and Scheduling Parenting Time, Attorney Education in Child Custody and Visitation Matters in 2010 and Beyond,” March 19, 2010, Chicago, IL. –2008 Illinois Task Force on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. –“Lecture on the revision of the Family Law Statute and update on Grandparent Visitation Rights, Chicago Marriott Hotel, December 9, 2008. -“2008 Grandparent Visitation Update” American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, April 1, 2008, Chicago, Illinois. -“2008 Grandparent Visitation Update” Madison County Bar Association, March 18, 2008. -“2007 General Practice Update: The New Grandparent Visitation Act” Illinois State Bar Association, Mid-Year Meeting, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, December 7, 2007. -“2007 Grandparent Visitation Update” Families Anonymous Chicagoland Convention, Edward’s Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, November 4, 2007. -“2007 Update on Grandparent Visitation” Winnebago Bar Association Family Law Seminar, March 29, 2007. -“Legal Issues for Grandparents-Workshop and Discussion,” Chicagoland Families Anonymous Convention, Naperville, IL, November 5, 2006. -Testified at Illinois State Senate Judiciary Hearing regarding House Bill 4357 – the New Grandparent Visitation Act, Springfield, Illinois (April 2006). -Testified before the State of Illinois House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee regarding House Bill 4357 – the New Grandparent Visitation Act, Springfield, Illinois (May 2006). -Testified before the State of Illinois House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee regarding House Bill 4318 – the New Grandparent Visitation Act, Springfield, Illinois (February 2004). -Panelist at Illinois State Representative Careen Gordon’s Hearing on Grandparent Rights, Marseilles, Illinois (July 2004). -Testified at Illinois State Senate Judiciary Hearing regarding House Bill 4318 – the New Grandparent Visitation Act, Springfield, Illinois (April 2004). -“Grandparent Visitation: Vital Connection or Unreasonable Intrusion?” -15th Annual Family Law Update, Collinsville, Illinois, September 15, 2000. -“Grandparent’s Visitation Rights” General Practitioner’s Look at Termination of Parental Rights, Adoptions and Alternatives to Adoption, ISBA Regional Office, Chicago, Illinois, May 5, 2000. – “Grandparent Visitation and other Third Party Visitation Rights” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education , Advanced Custody & Visitation Issue, at the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. February 24, 2014. – “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Grandparent Rights and Grandchild Rights” April 15, 2014. “Lecture on Grandparent Visitation & Other third Party Visitation Rights.” Illinois State Bar Association. January 17, 2014.