Michael J. Faley

Michael J. Faley


(312) 565-8377

Michael J. Faley's practice with Schuyler, Roche & Crisham concentrates primarily in civil litigation, including professional liability, commercial and employment, insurance/reinsurance coverage, appellate practice and construction contracts.

  • Areas of Practice -
  • Achievements+
  • Michael attended The John Marshall Law School, where he earned a position on the Dean's List. He became a member and an assistant editor of The John Marshall Law Review, earning the Louis Bario Academic Scholarship, and serving as a member of the Niagara Moot Court Team.

    Following his graduation, Michael served as law clerk to the Honorable John J. Bowman in the Illinois Appellate Court. There, Michael assisted Judge Bowman in the preparation of opinions and researching numerous legal and equitable topics - temporary and permanent injunctive relief, malpractice actions, corporate and partnership disputes, insurance coverage and declaratory judgment actions.

    A prolific writer and author, Michael has contributed to and published articles in such publications as the International Directory of Legal Qualifications, IDC Critical Paths, ALA Magazine, Illinois Legal Research, and the IADC Newsletter. Since 2005, he has worked closely with a Chicago legal aid clinic, serving as Board Treasurer of the Pro Bono Advocates.

  • Thought Leadership+
  • Publications

    "International Directory of Legal Qualifications", Contributor, 2009

    "Closing the Door to Out of State Engineering Experts", IDC Critical Paths, 2006

    "Waiving Goodbye to Legal Entanglements", ALA Magazine, Spring 2005

    "Waiver of Subrogation: A Shield to Legal Entanglements", IADC Newsletter, February 2005

    "Third-Party Discovery - A Downside of the Federal Arbitration Act",IADC Newsletter, April 2005

    Illinois Legal Research, Contributor, 2003

    Contributor to "SRC Trade Secrets & Restrictive Covenants Blog"

  • Education +

    J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL 2002

    Dean's List, Member and Assistant Editor of The John Marshall Law Review, Recipient of Louis Bario Academic Scholarship, Member of Niagara Moot Court Team

    Certified Public Accountant, Illinois 1999

    B.S. in Accounting, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 1998

  • Bar & Court Admissions +

    Illinois, 2002

    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2004

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2010

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2010

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2010

    U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2011

    Federal Trial Bar, 2011

  • Experience +

    Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
    Chicago, IL

    2012 to Present

    2009 to 2012

    Crisham & Kubes, Ltd.
    Chicago, IL


    Illinois Appellate Court
    Chicago, IL

    Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John J. Bowman

    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

    Judicial Extern to the Honorable James H. Alesia

  • Professional Memberships +

    American Bar Association

    Chicago Bar Association

    Illinois State Bar Association

    Appellate Lawyers Association

  • Civic Affiliations +

    Pro Bono Advocates, Legal Aid Clinic, Board Treasurer, 2005-Present