Colleen Mixan Mikaitis

Colleen Mixan Mikaitis is a trial attorney and while primarily concentrating her practice in the area of medical malpractice and nursing home abuse litigation, she has worked on behalf of victims of negligence in all types of personal injury and wrongful death matters. Prior to joining Taxman, Pollock, Murry & Bekkerman, Colleen practiced medical malpractice and nursing home litigation at another prominent Plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Chicago.

Colleen has been recognized in the legal community as a force to be reckoned with and was named by Chicago Law Bulletin as one of their “40 Illinois Attorneys under 40 to watch” in 2018. The award is bestowed upon the top “40 Under Forty” Illinois attorneys under the age of 40, for their outstanding achievements on behalf of clients, their contributions to the legal profession, and their commitment to their community. Super Lawyers Magazine has also honored Colleen by selecting her as an “Illinois Rising Star” consecutively from 2015, through 2019.

As a student at John Marshall Law School, Colleen completed an externship with federal judge John W. Darrah in the Northern District of Illinois in the Summer of 2012. She was named to the Dean’s list for several consecutive terms and received a CALI Award for Illinois Civil Procedure. In addition to her schoolwork, Colleen worked as a law clerk for two Chicago-area personal injury firms. Her experiences influenced her decision to pursue a career in personal injury litigation and taught her the importance of nurturing client relationships. “I enjoy getting to know my clients so I can better understand how their lives have been affected by their injury or loss of a loved one. These bonds motivate me to achieve the best possible outcomes for each of my clients.”

Colleen grew up on the south side of Chicago, where she attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Political Science. Colleen is actively involved in her community, where she and her husband are raising their three children in the St. Barnabas Parish.


  • $3.5 million-dollar settlement involving a plaintiff’s attempted suicide at an inpatient freestanding psychiatric hospital.
  • $1.5 million-dollar settlement obtained while arguing pre-trial motions against a physician, pharmacy, and nurse for the prescription of a medication the plaintiff had a known allergy to, leading to her death.
  • $1.49 million-dollar settlement obtained on behalf of a 40-year-old patient who suffered a hypoxic brain injury as a result of a physician’s administration of conscious sedation without the presence of a secure airway that caused permanent and irreparable brain damage.
  • $1.45 million-dollar settlement against an internist and radiologist for their failure to diagnose and treat non-small lung cancer resulting in the plaintiff’s premature death.
  • $1.35 million dollar settlement against a nursing home and hospital for the development and deterioration of multiple pressure injuries that caused the plaintiff’s death.
  • $950,000 nursing home negligence settlement concerning the development and deterioration of multiple pressure injuries that caused the plaintiff’s death.
  • $950,000 nursing home negligence settlement on behalf of a patient who was allowed to become severely dehydrated and malnourished, which lead to the patient’s death about a month after being hospitalized.
  • $600,000 medical malpractice settlement involving a surgeon’s negligent transection of the plaintiff’s common hepatic duct during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
  • $450,000 nursing home negligence settlement on behalf of a patient who suffered a fall as a result of being left to use the bathroom unattended, resulting in a severe subdural hematoma and the patient’s death.