Attorney Michael S. Feist was born and raised in St. Clair County, Illinois. Upon graduating from O’Fallon Township High School he worked for Peabody Coal Company from 1972-1977. At the same time, Michael attended Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He graduated in 1976.
Michael attended law school at St. Louis University and graduated in 1980. As an attorney licensed in both Illinois and Missouri, he focused his practice on Workers’ Compensation claims. Michael worked as a Workers’ Compensation attorney with the United Mine Workers of America from 1984-1990. In 1990, he reentered private practice.
In 2010 Michael was inducted in to the American Bar Association’s College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers,. He also served on the Executive Board of the Workplace Law and Advocacy Group, a national organization of workers’ compensation lawyers who represent injured workers. In addition, Michael has served as Chairman of the American Association for Justice’s Workplace Injury Council. Michael spent his career fighting tirelessly for injured workers, and was well loved by his clients.