Michael J. Kraft

Associate

Chicago

(312) 382-3145

(312) 382-8910

Mike is a litigator who represents businesses in a diverse range of industries including security, health care, insurance, staffing, gaming, building services, and manufacturing. He has experience defending breach of contract and employment lawsuits, advocating on appeal, navigating bid protests, and challenging legislation in federal court. In addition to his business litigation work, Mike also represents creditors in bankruptcy matters, insurance companies in complex coverage actions, and corporate defendants in toxic tort litigation.

Mike is also active in the firm’s pro bono efforts. He represents transgender clients in name change proceedings and has advised veterans’ groups regarding benefit and decoration eligibility for wounded service members.

Mike earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude as the first-ranked student in Loyola’s part-time JD program. While in law school, Mike served as the Executive Editor, Lead Articles of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal and advised not-for-profit and emerging business entities as a student clinician in Loyola’s Business Law Clinic.

 

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • Yale University, B.A., 2010
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois