Mike has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Psychology and Law & Society with a minor in Business Management from Purdue University. Mike graduated with a double-major and a minor.
Mike attended DePaul University College of Law. Mike was also the Vice President of the Justinian Society of Italian Lawyers Student Chapter at DePaul. Mike is active in many local and national bar associations including the Young Lawyers' Section of the Chicago Bar Association and ISBA.
Mike was a 711 Prosecutor in the Felony Trial Division at the Cook County State's Attorney's office while in law school. Mike has obtained millions of dollars in Settlements, Arbitration Awards and Jury Verdicts for victims in personal injury cases.
His common every day experience, professional demeanor, and healthy competitive edge provide Mike with an uncanny ability to negotiate settlements with non-attorney insurance adjusters and battle against Illinois' toughest defense firms.