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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

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Madison County Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Michael R. Bilbrey

Of Counsel

Edwardsville, Illinois

T: 618-656-5150, 800-782-8492

F: 618-656-6230


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 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 in the capacity of Counsel.

Mike has more than 36 years of experience litigating many different types of personal injury cases. He has handled FELA Railroad injury cases, product liability, construction accidents and workers compensation cases, all on behalf of the injured. Recently obtained a $1,200,000.00 verdict in St. Clair County, Illinois for plaintiff who was injured when a guardrail collapsed.

Recently involved in the Opioid litigation cases representing municipalities against the manufacturers and distributors of Opioids.

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.


“Extensive experienced attorneys and the financial strength to take on complex and expensive cases.”