MICHELLE RAMIREZ is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and litigation strategist. She has served as lead counsel for numerous companies in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical and medical device, consumer products, sports, and manufacturing. She has appeared as lead and/or trial counsel in numerous federal and state courts across the country, and has taken/defended critical fact and expert witness depositions all over the world.
Michelle is ranked by Chambers USA in Product Liability & Mass Torts – Nationwide (2023) and Benchmark Litigation as a “Future Star” in Commercial Litigation and Product Liability – Nationwide and Illinois (2024). She has also been featured in numerous publications such as Euromoney LMG Life Sciences, Law360, Bloomberg Law, and The Am Law Litigation Daily. Clients interviewed for the 2023 edition of Chambers USA commented:
“She’s a rising star. I have been impressed with her courtroom skills and the manner she conducts herself,” and “provides excellent client service that brings tremendous value.”
Chambers USA 2023
A leader within the firm, Michelle is a co-chair of Chicago SidleyWomen, and serves on several committees including the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Summer Associate committees. Prior to joining Sidley, Michelle was a staff attorney at Legal Aid Society and represented survivors of domestic violence in a variety of civil litigation matters and evidentiary hearings in state court, including emergency and temporary orders of protection, and prior to law school, was an eighth grade English teacher at a public school in Las Vegas, Nevada through Teach For America.