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Michael S. Shapiro

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Michael S. Shapiro is a shareholder at Tomlinson & Shapiro.  Immediately prior to founding Tomlinson & Shapiro, he was a partner at a prestigious Chicago firm concentrating his practice in business and appellate litigation.  Mr. Shapiro also served as a law clerk for Judge Matthew F. Kennelly, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  He began his career at a large national law firm, representing clients in complex commercial litigation.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • Illinois


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

    • Juris Doctor – 2003
    • Honors: High Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Chicago-Kent Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Bachelor of Science – 2000
    • Major: Finance

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Member