Michael T. Hannafan

 Areas of Trial Practice

Business Litigation and Appeals
Professional Malpractice 
Personal Injury/Products Liability
Employment Law
Antitrust and Securities
White Collar Criminal Defense

 Bar Admissions

State of Illinois, 1970
U.S. District Court, Northern District of IL, 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1972
U.S. District Court, Northern District of IL Trial Bar, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1987


Washington University School of Law
St. Louis, MO
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1970
Honors: Order of the Coif

Managing Editor
Washington University Law Quarterly 

University of Missouri
Bachelor of Journalism, 1964
Honors: Dean's List
Major: Advertising

 Honors and Awards

American College of Trial Lawyers 
(by invitation only)

Certificate of Professional Achievement in Mediation Training from DePaul University, Center for Dispute Resolution, (2004).  Mediation services offered and available on hourly or daily rates.

Selected for Distinguished Law Alumni Award by the Alumni Executive Committee of the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis.  Award was based on leadership, progressive thinking, high standards, uncompromising integrity, commitment, courage, and confidence.

U.S. News & World Report has selected Hannafan & Hannafan for 2011-2012 as one of the best law firms in metropolitan Chicago for Commercial Litigation.

Again in 2011, selected by peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the General Litigation category.

Leading Lawyer, Commercial Litigation and Civil Appellate Law
Member, The American College of Trial Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America, Business Litigation
1995-present (peer selection)

Illinois' Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Civil Trial Practice

Chicago's Top Attorneys 2012 Award

AV Preeminent Lawyer, 2012

Leading Illinois Attorneys, Business Litigation Law

Honor Member:
National Directory of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals

 Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Founding member, Chicago Lincoln American Inn of Court

Past & Current
 Representative Clients

Ameritech Corporation
AM Graphics, Inc.
Arachnid, Inc.
BAT Industries, p.l.c. (England)
City of Clinton, Iowa
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
DJO Global, Inc. 
Former President of Refco Ltd., Tone N. Grant
Former Chief Investment Officer of Xerox Corporation, Myra Drucker
Grupo Iusacell, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico)
Integrys/People's Energy Corporation
Maxus Corporation
The Society of Lloyd's (a.k.a. Lloyd's of London)
Ross & Hardies
Tierra Solutions, Inc.
World Cup '94 Marketing

 Past Employment

1970-1979: Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, Litigation Associate/Partner

1966-1967: Monsanto Co., St. Louis, Advertising Manager

1964-1966: U.S. Army, Germany, 1st Lieutenant


Trial Experience


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