Michael K. Desmond

Michael K. Desmond




Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Michael Desmond served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee, where he handled a variety of bankruptcy-related litigation and complex business reorganizations.

Mike has experience handling a variety of complex business matters, including accounting and legal malpractice, shareholder litigation, construction litigation, corporate investigations, bankruptcy reorganizations and bankruptcy-related litigation. In addition, he has trial experience in both federal and state court.

A certified public accountant, Mike previously served as an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University College of Law, where he taught basic financial accounting for lawyers. Prior to joining the practice of law, Mike served as assistant controller for Mid America Bank.

Mike has been appointed to serve on the private panel of bankruptcy trustees maintained by the U.S. Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, the Seventh Circuit of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mike is also a member of the 7th Circuit Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mike has been recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in commercial litigation.

Michael in Leading Lawyers Magazine – Real Estate Edition for 2016

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • More than 20 years’ experience representing clients in commercial and bankruptcy litigation
  • Member of private panel of bankruptcy trustees for Northern District of Illinois

Northern Illinois University (B.S., 1983)

John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1992)