The Cerasa Law Firm Fights For The Injured


The legal experience you need – the personal attention you deserve.

Attorney Michael Cerasa takes on big companies, but he works for individuals. He understands that every client is unique. Attorney Cerasa will listen to you AND develop a winning strategy for your claim.

Attorney Cerasa has been representing people injured in accidents or from defective drugs or medical devices for more than 15 years. His goal is to offer clients the experience of a big law firm coupled with the attentiveness of a smaller practice.

Born in Massachusetts, attorney Cerasa fell in love with Central Illinois after relocating to Champaign with his family. Michael attended the Florida State University College of Law, where he graduated cum laude. He began his professional career in law in Florida immediately after and has been admitted by state bars in Illinois and Florida, and in Florida’s Northern, Middle, and Southern districts as well as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. A longtime advocate for accident victims, attorney Cerasa is focused on holding negligent people responsible for their carelessness or greed and making sure that injured folks understand their rights and don’t get ripped off by insurance companies.

He has been named a Super Lawyer, holds a 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO, and has been ranked as one of Florida’s Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.


You can count on us.

Attorney Cerasa will listen to what happened in your accident, your concerns, and your needs. Together you will decide the best legal route forward to winning you the compensation you need to fully recover. He will be with you every step of the way and you can count on him to be attentive, available, and ready to answer your questions.

During negotiations with the insurance companies and in court, you’re going to see the passion he has for his work. You will see the pride he takes in fighting for people when they’re down and out following a bad accident.

With deep knowledge of Illinois and federal law and an aggressive strategy, attorney Cerasa holds the doors open when the insurance companies try to shut you out. Using the evidence he’s collected in a thorough investigation, witness statements, hard-to-find documents, and citing legal precedent, he will demand the settlement you are owed. If an insurance company decides to be unreasonable and refuses to budge from a lowball offer, he is more than happy to go to trial and beat the providers in front of a judge and jury.


Committed to Central Illinois.

Attorney Cerasa is dedicated to the people of Central Illinois and the Champaign-Urbana area. 

Attorney Cerasa also recognizes the area’s challenges – dangerous, congested roads and highways with high numbers of crash fatalities, and too many car accidents involving tractor-trailers and pedestrians.

To help support and provide counsel to the injured in our community, The Cerasa Law Firm P.C. offers free case consultations, in which you can talk over your case with a member of our legal team and weigh your best options. There is no obligation to hire us after the claim evaluation.

Our law firm also takes all cases on contingency, which means that you pay no upfront costs, no out-of-pocket expenses, no retainer fee, and no hourly rate. If we take your case on contingency you will never have to worry about paying a lawyer’s fee. We don’t get paid until we win.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact us. See what Attorney Cerasa and his legal team can do for you.


The Cerasa Law Firm can help get your life back on track

Many accident victims have the same problem. You’re injured. You’re not a lawyer, and you’re up against corporate attorneys who have spent their careers helping insurance companies reject claims and pressure people into taking lowball settlements.

If you were injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence – maybe a sideswipe on the interstate or a slip and fall at your local store- you’ve already suffered enough. It’s time to take control and get the compensation you need to get your life back on track. The Cerasa Law Firm P.C. can help.

Attorney Michael Cerasa will go after every cent you’re owed for injuries, lost wages, damaged property, pain and suffering, future injury-related expenses, and other damages.

Our law firm will not be intimidated. When the insurance companies push back on your claim, you can trust that we will push back even harder. Attorney Michael Cerasa is passionate about fighting for the people of Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois. No case is too complicated or too tough. No opponent is too big. Our law firm has taken on corporations like State Farm, Geico, Audi, and Johnson & Johnson and won substantial compensation for our clients.


Big law firm results, small firm values.

We have the experience you’d expect from a big law firm, but we can offer more personal attention to your case. As a client, you can be confident that our legal team will keep you informed and involved. We will explain your options in plain English and help you make the best choices for your situation.

Our firm knows that without a proper settlement, accident victims don’t have the funds to treat and heal their injuries. They can struggle with medical debt for years. You can count on us to keep fighting until we get you a substantial payout.

Our clients can expect an experienced attorney to guide them every step of the way through the claims process. We will never leave you hanging. If you have a question about your case, we will respond to you quickly with the honest answers you need. We will be upfront about the challenges you face and the strategies we will use to get past them. We’re in this together.


Ready to talk about your case.

Contact us for a free case consultation. We take many cases on contingency, which means that there are no upfront costs, retainer fees, or hourly wages for you to pay. Our fee is part of your settlement or verdict. If we don’t win your case, we don’t get paid.

We are ready to talk to you about your case. Contact us today.