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Michael Antonio Canganelli

Attorney and Counselor at Law

3396 Sunriver Road, #243

Bullhead City, AZ 86429-8916

1(312) 802-7970

62 years old


To continue to assist clients in their legal concerns

 Education :

Bachelor of Arts, May 1974 Double Major in Religious Studies (concentration in Christianity) and History (concentration in American Diplomacy)

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana United States of America

 Non-degree, post-degree graduate studies in Religious Studies December 1974 

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana United States of America

Juris Doctor June 1978

Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chicago, Illinois  United States of America

Professional Experience:

Solo general practitioner

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Since November 1982

Civil and Criminal Judge and Jury Trials, Motions and Administrative Hearings

I have successfully represented clients in Illinois and Indiana state appellate and trial court matters of a civil nature, in some Illinois criminal matters, and in traffic violations cases in both Illinois and Indiana, as well as parking violations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wyoming. I have appeared in federal court matters (most of them in the nature of bankruptcy cases). I have also appeared before local, state, and federal administrative tribunals, in arbitration, union mediations and conciliations, union and management grievance meetings and union and non-union employee disciplinary matters.


English Native language
Spanish Average
Italian French German Latin and Serbian Beginner

Personal Interests

The Beatles

Music of the Fab Four together and in their solo careers.


Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 50%
    28 years, 10 cases
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 50%
    32 years, 90 cases



Hourly ($320-640/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

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Michael Antonio Canganelli

3396 Sunriver Road
Bullhead City, AZ, 86429-8916


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198211/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BiographeeMarquis Who's Who in American Law1989
BiographeeWho's Who Among Emerging Leaders in America -Marquis1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole ProprietorMichael Antonio Canganelli, Attorney and Counselor at Law1982 - Present
Staff AttorneyComPsych Corp.2007 - 2007
Public Service AdministratorIllinois Department Of Employment Security1998 - 2004
Hearings RefereeIllinois Department Of Employment Security1990 - 1998
Managing AttorneyHyatt Legal Services1988 - 1989
Staff AttorneyHyatt Legal Services1987 - 1988
Emergency Management Program SpecialistFederal Emergency Management Agency1981 - 1987
Land Law ExaminerUSDOI, BLM, WSO1979 - 1981
Paralegal SpecialistUSDOI, BLM, WSO1979 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Association of Administrative Law JudgesBoard Member1991 - 1999
Chicago Bar AssociationMember and occasional committee officer1977 - 2005
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Indiana University v. Canganelli, (Ill. App., 1986) 501 NE 2d 299The student loan debtor I represented prevailed at trial and on appeal.
In re Canganelli, 132 BR 369 - Bankr. Court, ND Indiana 1991My client prevailed on the first issue on the court's motion ruling and on the second issue when the court's ruling was later overturned by In re Platter, (7th Cir., 1998) 140 F. 3d 676.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Original hearings decision affirmed by the Illinois Appellate Court in docket No. 2--00--0078NATIONAL DATA SERVICES OF CHICAGO, INC. v. THE DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Illinois Institute of Technology - Kent College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Indiana University-BloomingtonReligious Studies and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chicago Bar Association Continuing EducationInternet Marketing for Lawyers2004