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Michael Francis Brennan

Michael Francis Brennan

also known as Michael Brennan, Michael F. Brennan

About me

I currently live in Grayslake, Illinois with my wonderful wife and two crazy dogs. After graduating from the University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA, as a displaced University of Wisconsin-Madison alum, I saw a lack of options for young professionals to get legal assistance for their families and businesses.


As a licensed attorney in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota I sought to provide that legal assistance for a reasonable cost. By using Skype and online communication rather than traditional means I realized that I could keep operational costs low, and in return pass that lower cost along to the clients who needed it.


I encountered far too many people who didn’t realize there was more to estate planning than just getting rid of your things when you die. They’d be surprised when I explained that it was through estate planning that they could make their wishes on life-sustaining medical treatment and feeding tubes known or ensure responsible people raised their children in the event of some tragic accident taking them out of this world.


Similarly, the brilliant young minds of today are a wealth of great innovative ideas waiting to be put into action. I wanted to act as an asset to these individuals by providing an affordable means of getting legal advice and assistance necessary to turn those great ideas into great businesses.


Generation Y grew up with technology all around them. From buying a new pair of shoes to paying an electric bill, practically everything can be done online these days cheaper and more efficient than it could be done in person. I never believed that the delivery of legal services had to be any different.


If you want to learn more about me, please don’t be shy about sending me a quick message. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. Whether you’re looking to protect your family or your business I look forward to working with you on your legal issues.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
    5 years
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    5 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    5 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Sami Goel Car Accidents Attorney
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  • Jordan C.A. Corning

    Mike is a tremendous attorney who understands his clients' needs. He is also a forward thinker, which shows in his practice and quality work. In particular, his virtual office allows clients to obtain quality legal work at cost-effective rates. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for sound estate and business planning advice.


    Jordan Corning Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

The Virtual Attorney

17495 W Bluff Dr
Grayslake, IL, 60030


MNAuthorized to practice201107/31/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201111/12/2015
WIGood Standing201003/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Dean's Honor ListUniversity of the Pacific- McGeorge School of Law2010
Dean's Honor ListUniversity of the Pacific- McGeorge School of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMichael F. Brennan Law Offices2010 - Present
Contract Specialist (Consultant)GE Healthcare2011 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Legal TechnologyCommittee Member2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Successful negotiation of multimillion dollar healthcare service contractfavorable
Negotiation for the sale of high value medical equipment to a large private midwest hospitalfavorable
Drafting of numerous estate plansfavorable
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Publication nameTitleDate
ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology NewsletterExploring personal cloud storage for attorneys2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificTax and Business LawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Considerations for Starting a Law PracticeThe Online Practice of Law; Virtual Office and other Internet Based Client Interaction2015
Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm ConferenceSetting Up and Running a Remote Virtual Office2014
Considerations For Starting a Law PracticeThe Virtual Law Office and Online Practice of Law2014
Mom's Club of Richfield Meet UpEstate Planning Basics for Mothers of Young Children2013
Considerations for Starting a Law PracticeThe Virtual Law Office and the Online Practice of Law2013
State Bar of Wisconsin, Solo and Small Firm Practice CommitteeReal World Thoughts on the Virtual Practice of Law2012