Michael E. Hastings is the founding attorney of Hastings Law Firm, LLC, a boutique general law practice in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.
He practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, ad valorem real estate taxation appeals, criminal defense, personal injury, divorce and family law, business and corporate law, civil litigation, and estate planning. Hastings legal experience includes serving as a judicial extern for the First District, Illinois Appellate Court and Cook County States Attorney's Office.
Prior to his legal career, Michael E. Hastings served in the United States Army following his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006 to 2007, where he was awarded the Bronze Star medal in a combat zone. He also worked for a Fortune 100 company and served as the Vice-President of the Board of Education for one of largest high school districts in Illinois.
Hastings is also a member of the Illinois State Senate where he is the Chairman of the Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee and is the past Vice-Chairman and member of the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2015||07/06/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legislator of the Year||Illinois Municipal League||N/A|
|Legislator of the Year||Illinois Associations Park District||N/A|
|Legislator of the Year||Illinois Crime Commission||N/A|
|Legislator of the Year||Illinois Public Transportation Association||N/A|
|Legislator of the Year||Community Services Foundation||N/A|
|Legislator of the Year||Mental Health America of Illinois||N/A|
|Legislator of the Year||National Guard Association of Illinois||N/A|
|Judicial Extern||Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District||2011 - 2012|
|Extern||Cook County State's Attorney's Office||2010 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee||Chairman||2018 - Present|
|Illinois Senate Veterans Affairs Committee||Vice Chair||2017 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee||Chairman||2017 - 2018|
|Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee||Vice Chair||2013 - 2017|
|The Council of State Governments||Illinois legislation takes aim at vicious new trend in cyberbullying||2014|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2011|
|United States Military Academy||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
|The Community Associations Institute 36th Annual Conference||Legislation that affects community associations, such as the ombudsmen law, the CAM Rules and other legislative initiatives||2018|
|South Suburban Bar Association||Legislative Update: New laws in the areas Real Estate, Criminal, & Civil Law||2017|
|Illinois Realtors Legislative Forum||2017 Real Estate & Local Market Update||2017|
|Illinois Realtors Legislative Forum||2016 Real Estate & Local Market Update||2016|
|Illinois Realtors Legislative Forum||2015 Real Estate & Local Market Update||2015|
|Illinois Realtors Legislative Forum||2014 Real Estate & Local Market Update||2014|
|Business Owner Code Violations||Found to be in compliance|
|Purchase & Sale of New Home||A Happy Client|
|Criminal Matter||Not Guilty|
|Divorcing Couple||Amicable marital settlement|
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