R. Riss joined MDR LAW LLC in 2018 as a law clerk and is now practicing
as an associate attorney in a variety of cases, including motor vehicle
incidents, premise liability and construction litigation. Before joining
the firm, Michael got his legal career started by working as a law clerk
for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Civil
Michael earned his law degree from The John Marshall Law School and
his Bachelor’s degree with honors from DePaul University. During
law school, Michael was an active member of the John Marshall Moot Court
Honors Program, as well as the school’s nationally ranked Trial
Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Honors Program, where he successfully
competed in multiple competitions. He was awarded the Fred F. Herzog
Scholarship for academic excellence, in addition to receiving the CALI
Award for the highest grade in Contracts II.
A native of the Chicago area, Michael is proud to serve the residents
of the city that he loves and is a member of several professional organizations.
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