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Chicago attorney who will talk to anyone for free about any Illinois legal matter.  We don't guarantee a result, but do promise to treat you like a family member or friend.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    18 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact Info

140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 700
Chicago, IL, 60603-5225


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael J. Helfand, L.L.C.2001 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cook County Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2007
Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - 2000
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2008
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ochoa v. WilkinWon a wage differential award
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Miami University of OhioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994