Michael T. Hannafan

Michael T. Hannafan: Attorney with Hannafan & Hannafan, Ltd. AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellowship is by invitation only following a detailed investigation of skills, experience and ethics; limited to no more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state).

American College of Trial Lawyers. Listed in: "The Best Lawyers in America," 1995—; Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1995—. Named, 2006 Illinois Super Lawyer in General Litigation. Federal Special Master Appointment. Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, Northwestern University School of Law. Certified Mediator, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Associate, 1970-1977; Partner, 1977-1979, Kirkland & Ellis. Member, Illinois Leading Attorneys.

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Trial Practice
  • General Litigation
  • Business
  • Appellate
  • Antitrust
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Employment
  • Patent Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Securities
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Litigation
  • Class Actions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(312) 527-0055  Phone
(312) 527-0220  Fax
University Attended:
University of Missouri, B.J., 1964
Law School Attended:
Washington University of St. Louis, J.D., 1970
Year of First Admission:
1970, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar; 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1987, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; 1972, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1970, Illinois; 1975, U.S. Supreme Court
American Bar Association (Member, Section of Litigation); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
1st. Lt., U.S. Army, 1964-1966
Birth Information:
Clinton, Iowa, 1942
Reported Cases:
Michael Jordan v. Karla Knafel, 823 N.E.2d 1113 (Ill. App. 2005); The Society of Lloyd's v. Estate of John William McMurray and Harris Trust & Savings Bank, 274 F. 3d 1133, (7th Cir. 2001); The Society of Lloyd's v. Ashenden 233 F.3d 473 (7th Cir. 2000); Monsanto Co. v. Spray-Rite Service Corp., 465 U.S. 752 (1984); The Society of Lloyd's v. Ashenden, 1999 WL 2847745 (N.D. Ill, 1999); Ashenden v. Lloyd's of London, 934 F. Supp. 992 (N.D. Ill, 1996); Jackson Jordan, Inc. v. Leydig, Voit & Mayer, 158 Ill. 2d 240 (Sup. Ct. Ill., 1994); In Re: Estate of Hoover, 155 Ill. 2d 402 (Ill., 1993); Arachnid, Inc., v. Industrial Design Electronics Associates, Inc., 862 F. 2d 322 (Fed. Cir. 1988); Arachnid, Inc. v. Merit Industries, Inc., 939 F. 2d 1574 (Fed. Cir., 1991); In Re: Midway Airlines, Inc., 180 B.R. 1009 (N.D. Ill, 1995); AM International, Inc. v. Graphic Management Associates, Inc., 44 F. 3d 572 (7th Cir. 1995); Continental Grain Co. v. FMC Corp., 327 N.E. 2d 572 (Ill. App. 1975).
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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