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Your Case. Our Cause.

We’ve litigated hundreds of employment related matters before Federal and State courts and administrative
tribunals across the country. Our aggressive, no-nonsense approach to these claims ensures that our
cases are either expeditiously settled, litigated or tried to verdict.

We aggressively defend individuals and companies in the trial of Federal criminal cases, 
recognizing that even though all cases cannot proceed to trial they must be prepared with
that end in mind.

We bring a trial lawyer’s perspective to these matters with an innovative approach to pursuing cases even
after Federal and State prosecutors have chosen not to intervene.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Discrimination
  • Drug Violations
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam

Contact us at 312-815-6572 today to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Mike Leonard

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
    • J.D.
    • Honors: National Mock Trial Team
    • Law Review: Loyola Law Journal, Member/Writer, 1989 - 1991
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1988
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Attorney Matthew Allen Chivari

Bar Admissions:

  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Honors: DePaul's National Trial Team, Member
    • Honors: Certificate in Criminal Law
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
  • Western Governors University
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Special Education
  • National Louis University
    • Master of Education

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Michael I. Leonard

Michael I. Leonard

This attorney practices in Illinois and is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Criminal Defense Since 2022
Practice Area Year
Criminal Defense Since 2022
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