Before founding my own firm in 2009,  I worked at a boutique law firm that served only clients in the construction industry. After graduation, I worked as an associate at a large law firm in Chicago in commercial litigation on class actions, deceptive business practice and antitrust litigation. My experience includes the successful resolution of mechanic’s lien claims, breach of contract disputes, and other litigation in Illinois on behalf of individuals, small business owners, lenders, contractors and subcontractors.


Illinois Super Lawyer recognized for 2021 and 2022 based on peer nominations and evaluations with third party research.

Fellow, Construction Law Society of America, an invitation only honorary society.


I am admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign, B.A., with distinction in English

Professional Associations

Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association

To discuss a potential case or to simply learn more about the Law Offices of Michael W. Kelly, call (312) 662-1716 or email me at mwkelly.law@gmail.com. Messages are returned promptly.

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