J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1970.
B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1967.
Eponym, Robert A. Michalak Visionary Award, established in 2000 by the board of directors of the Center for Disability and Elder Law and periodically presented to an outstanding member of the community; Alderman Edward M. Burke is the most recent recipient.
Center for Disability and Elder Law Founders Award, 2010.
Registered Title Insurance Agent, 1990.
Real Estate Brokerage License, 1978.
Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1972.
Illinois Army National Guard, 1970 to 1976; Company Training NCO, 1971 to 1976.