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  1. Nursing Home Abuse: 65%
    15 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    23 years
  3. Litigation: 12%
    23 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 7%
    33 years
  5. Military Law: 1%
    33 years



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    I strongly endorse this lawyer. I worked with Mike as an Assistant Public Defender. I had cases against Mike when he was in the Lake County State's Attorney's Office. We have been on opposite sides in the civil arena as well. No one works harder or is more prepared than Mike. He has a thorough knowledge of criminal and civil law. I consider Michael to be a valuable resource and often use him as sounding board to discuss cases and legal issues.


    Larry Appelbaum Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bridget Walsh Hutchen

    Mike and I first worked together over 25 years ago in the same felony criminal courtroom in Lake County, Illinois. We are both now in private practice, handling a much wider array of cases. I know that Mike has successfully handled nursing home neglect cases. I would recommend him highly. He is a very conscientious and ethical attorney.


    Bridget Hutchen Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd.

25 North County Street
Waukegan, IL, 60030


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198808/10/2016
NYCurrently registered 198307/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rated "A/V Preeminent" attorneyMartindale-Hubbell2016
Navy Commendation MedalUS Navy1987
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocate's ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNoonan, Perillo Ltd.1992 - Present
Senior Asst. State's AttorneyLake County (IL) State's Attorney's Office1990 - 1992
Senior Asst. Public DefenderLake County (IL) Public Defender's Office1988 - 1990
Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's CorpsU.S.Navy1983 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Standing Committee, Episcopal Diocese of ChicagoPresident2007 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v Simmons 210 Il.App.3rd 692, 569 N.E.2d 591 (2nd Dist. 1991)case dismissed
Underwood v Haney, et al, 5 L 565 (Lake County, Illinois)settled for 4.7 million dollars (policy limits)
People v Downey, 351 Il.App.3d 1008, 815 N.E.2d 756 (2005)Case was ultimately dismissed on a speedy trial motion
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Publication nameTitleDate
"Inside the Minds: Strategies for Military Criminal Defense" (Thompson Reuters/Aspatore)(Chapter 2; A Primer for Civilian Criminal Defense Attorneys)2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Drew UniversityHistory & Political Science (double major)B.A. - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
GAL Training Seminar (Lake County, IL)Guardian ad Litem's Review of Proposed Personal Injury Settlements2013
GAL Training Seminar (Lake County, IL)Guardian ad Litem's Review of Proposed Personal Injury Settlements2012