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Michael Patrick Schmiege

About Michael Schmiege

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

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