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Mimi Moon is a dynamic and results-driven attorney with a strong and diverse foundation of nearly 20 years of experience that she can lean on to deliver the best possible outcomes for her clients. She constantly presents creative solutions in a complex legal environment to help attain the objectives of her clients, understanding that litigation is not linear; that no two clients or cases are alike. She has consistently demonstrated the capacity to quickly and efficiently adapt to variability during the life of a case.

Mimi is dedicated to the belief that success stems from lock-step collaboration and genuine partnership with clients, as well as a deep understanding of the subject matter. This allows Mimi to better identify the ideal resources required for a case, allowing her to skillfully assemble and manage an effective team that can highlight and accentuate a client’s advantages while minimizing exposure during the litigation process.

Her practice is wide-ranging, including defending individuals, businesses, medical device and product manufacturers, hospitals, health-care facilities and insurance carriers in all phases of personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

While a trial attorney by training, Mimi also excels at negotiation and alternative dispute resolution as an efficient and cost-effective means of resolving litigation. In addition, she serves as outside general counsel when required for her clients to advance the goals of the individual or business. Mimi continually focuses on proactively uncovering and managing risks and resolving conflict before litigation is even filed.

She is a committed member of the defense bar and teaches continuing legal education courses frequently. She also devotes herself to being a valued team member to her peers, while helping to guide and nurture the talent of the next generation of attorneys.


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D. 2000
  • Miami University, B.A. 1997 cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Related Practices

Professional Experience

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC)


Speaking at Medical Malpractice Seminar

Mimi Moon will be speaking at the Illinois Defense Trial Counsel’s (IDC) seminar entitled “New Trends in Medical Malpractice: From Conflict Checks to Trial.” Mimi will be speaking about birth injury cases, including a discussion on effective strategies for attacking and reducing damages in catastrophic birth injury cases. Strategies for offsetting damages will be addressed, including ...

February 2018 | Firm News

Engineering Expert Witness Speech

Mimi Moon will be speaking at the Illinois Association of Trial Defense Counsel Seminar on retaining and working with expert witnesses, in conjunction with experts from Chicago based engineering firm, Exponent. She will discuss different resources for finding the right expert, the process of vetting an expert and using an expert effectively during discovery. The ...

September 2017 | Firm News

Pretzel & Stouffer Obtains Victory for Exxon Mobil in Barge Explosion Case

On August 9, 2011, a Pretzel & Stouffer team consisting of Ed Ruff, Mimi Moon, Mike Turiello, Rick Kenyon, and Jim Gillingham obtained a complete victory for Exxon Mobil Corporation in the case of the United States of America v. Egan Marine Corporation, et. al. The case is one of five pieces of litigation arising out of the January ...

September 2011 | Firm News


Pretzel & Stouffer Attorneys Obtain Not Guilty Verdict for Cardiologist

  A Pretzel & Stouffer trial team of Edward Ruff and Mimi Moon obtained a not guilty jury verdict in Cook County, Illinois for a defendant cardiologist who discharged a 61 year-old female patient from a renowned teaching hospital. Twelve hours after being discharged, the patient died from an intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Plaintiff’s allegation against the ...

May 2019 | Firm News