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Michael Daley

Phone: 312.726.8797

As a partner in the firm since 1968, Michael Daley has provided legal representation to a variety of clients, including unions, pension and welfare funds, and businesses of all sizes.

He counsels union officers, trustees and fund administrators on the operation of labor organizations, pension funds, welfare funds, apprentice programs, and arbitration boards. He provides legal advice on issues such as union elections, picketing, contract administration, contract termination, union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practices and drug testing policies. In representing employee benefit funds, he advises trustees on their fiduciary responsibilities and the interpretation and administration of the plans, as well as ERISA and regulatory compliance issues.

Michael also advises business entities on a variety of issues, including business formation, board management and governance, dissolutions, and the negotiation of financial transactions and contracts. His practice further includes the representation of clients in the preparation of estate plans and estate administration.

Michael has served, by appointment by the Illinois Supreme Court, as Board member and Treasurer of the Illinois Lawyers Trust Fund. He has also served as Director of the Sauganash Community Board, as a Director of The Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, as President of the Mid-Day Club of Chicago, and on the Board of the Wendy Will Case Cancer Fund.


  • DePaul University, LL.B.
  • Loyola University

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professional Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association