Michael 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 Litigation division.

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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E-mail: michael@mdr-law.com