Michael L. Resis Receives Meritorious Service Award; Elected IDC Secretary/Treasurer

June 26, 2013


Michael L. Resis was elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) at the organization’s 49th Annual Meeting, held June 21, 2013. Mr. Resis will progress through the positions in the Executive Committee to become President in June of 2017. Mr. Resis was also presented with a Meritorious Service Award at the Annual Meeting for his work as Chair of the IDC Amicus Committee.

Mr. Resis has served as a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Board of Directors and as the organization’s Chair of the Amicus Committee.

Mr. Resis is a founding partner and chairman of SmithAmundsen’s appellate law department. During his career, he has handled more than 500 appeals. Mr. Resis has represented government, business, and professional organizations as amicus curiae before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court. He is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Mike was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in the area of appellate law. For ten consecutive years, Mike has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers® magazine, a peer review designation published by Thomson Reuters. In the 2008 publication, Mike received the honor of being one of 100 top reviewed attorneys. Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel edition selected Mike for inclusion in the appellate work category in 2010. Mike has received an AV© rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability and ethics and was named a "Leading Lawyer" in civil appellate law by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.