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Michael Patrick Schmiege

Michael Patrick Schmiege

Practice areas:

Federal Crime, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Violent Crime

About Me

Michael Schmiege is the leading lawyer at the Chicago criminal defense firm, the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege. Attorney Schmiege was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Editions of 2009-2013; recognition that only 2.5% of practicing lawyers aged 40 years or younger have received. In addition, he is admitted to practice in Federal Courts throughout the Northern District of Illinois, the Southern District of Ohio, and the Southern District of Texas. To find out more about retaining the representation of Attorney Schmiege, contact the firm today!



  • Villanova University, B.A., 1999

  • John Marshall Law School, 2005

Licensed to Practice

  • State of Illinois

  • Northern District of Illinois - Federal Court

  • Southern District of Texas - Federal Court 


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys since 2006

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Illinois Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

Honors/Recognition/Continuing Education

  • Named as a Rising Star in the area of criminal defense by Super Lawyers in conjunction with Chicago Magazine. This honor is based on peer review and is bestowed upon a mere 2.5% of the lawyers in Illinois

  • Attends numerous conferences to keep on top of recent develops in the area of criminal Defense and civil rights

  • Illinois Continuing Legal Education – Defending Drug Cases in Illinois, Chicago Illinois 2007

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law 27th annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference, Chicago, IL 2010

  • The United States Sentencing Commission presents the Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, New Orleans, LA 2010

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s, 2010 Spring Meeting & Seminar, Rock and Roll Defenses: Singing the Tune of Victory in Street Crime Cases, Memphis TN 2010

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s, Warriors for the Defense: Trial Techniques from the Masters – New York, NY 2008

At John Marshall Law School:

  • Clerked for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in the Felony Trial Division

  • Member of the Trial Advocacy Team

  • Clerked for Mora, Baugh, Waitzman & Unger, a firm handling NASD broker-dealer complaints and disputes


  • Attorney at Kane & Fischer, handled securities litigation and NASD broker-dealer complaints and disputes

  • Attorney at Acosta, Batovski & Schmiege


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Violent Crime: 25%
    10 years, 500 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    10 years, 500 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years, 500 cases
  4. Federal Crime: 25%



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Dan M. Tsataros

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Dan Tsataros Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Martin Quinn Ryan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Martin Ryan Securities & Investment Fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege

405 North Wabash Avenue
Suite P2C
Chicago, IL, 60611



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200508/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Coach - Trial TeamDePaul University College of Law2013 - 2013
Coach - Trial TemaDePaul University College of Law2012 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorDePaul University College of Law2012 - 2013
Coach - Trial TeamDePaul University College of Law2011 - 2011
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael P. Schmiege, PC2011 - Present
PartnerAcosta, Batovski & Schmiege2006 - Present
AttorneyKane & Fischer, LTD2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seventh Circuit Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Chicago chapter)Member2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMaster2006 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People of the State of Illinois v. C.S.Case Dismissed
People of the State of illinois v. C.H.NOT GUILTY
People of the State of Illinois v. P.J.CASE DISMISSED - Motion Granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
HG.orgDefending Against First-Degree Murder in Illinois2011
www.Findacriminalattorney.comPolice Misconduct Is an Abuse of Power2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Villanova UniversityLiberal ArtsBachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trial TeamTrial Advocacy2013
Trial TeamTrial Advoocacy2012
www.chicagocriminaldefensefirm.comFirst Time Drug Offenses2011
www.chicagocriminaldefensefirm.comViolent Crimes2011
Coach - Depaul University College of Law Trial TeamTrial Advocacy2011