Michelle A. Rakestraw




Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2016

Indiana University, B.A., 2012



Michelle is meticulous. Her knack for organization and attention to detail is especially important when preparing for trial. Michelle defends clients facing premises liability, product liability, and retail issues.

As a former prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, Michelle brings an interesting perspective to her cases. She argued two appellate briefs before the Illinois appellate court and conducted more than 20 bench trials, including one for first-degree murder. Today, she draws on her experience as a former prosecutor when developing a defense for her clients.

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