• Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Phone: 618-656-5150
  • Fax: 618-656-6230
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Michael R. Bilbrey

Mike grew up in Venice, Illinois.  His father was a Railroader with the Illinois Terminal Railroad and his mother was a member of the Teamsters Union.

In 1990, Mike was a founding partner of the law firm Bono Goldenberg Hopkins Bilbrey & Hendricks, P.C.  Under the mentorship of Randy Bono, Mike began his career of prosecuting asbestos cases and was involved in some of the law firm’s early victories against asbestos manufacturers and distributors like Owens Corning Fiberglass for the Clark Oil Refinery workers and he represented hundreds of Steelworkers in Madison County, Illinois.  Mike started his own law firm in 2000 with David Hylla, who now serves as Chief Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit Court in Madison County, Illinois.  In 2014, Mike returned to Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C. in the capacity, Of Counsel.

Mike has more than 36 years of experience litigating personal injury cases.  He has extensive experience in asbestos-related diseases and asbestos bankruptcy trust claims.

Mike is compassionate.  He takes the time to get to know his clients and their family members.  He empathizes with the pain, suffering and devastation suffered by victims and their families.

Mike also represents Service Employees International Union Local 98, whose members are the janitors, cooks and support staff in the Granite City, Madison and Venice School Districts.

Mike continues to represent working men and women and is proud to do so.



  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1980
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
    • B.S. – 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1980
  • Missouri, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice