Michael J. Zalewski

Of Counsel Chicago


Michael focuses on municipal law and local governmental compliance. His practice involves assisting clients in regulatory compliance at the local level. He has defended clients in a wide variety of forums, including the Circuit Court of Cook County, the city of Chicago and the Cook County Department of Administrative Hearings. Michael also has advised clients in procurement matters involving construction law. In addition, he has extensive experience in counseling small businesses to ensure compliance with procurement regulations.

From 2009 to 2023, Michael served in the Illinois House of Representatives, including as Chairman of the House Revenue and Finance Committee. He authored several key initiatives over his career, including authoring the state’s Sports Wagering Act, the Independent Tax Tribunal and the Reimagining Electric Vehicles Act. Prior to joining the General Assembly, Michael served as an assistant Cook County State’s Attorney.

Representative Experience

  • Represents client interests in a wide variety of municipal venues regarding compliance matters.
  • Acts as counsel and parliamentarian for a not-for-profit committee involved in transportation issues.

All Service Areas


  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (2003)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A.) (2000)


  • State - Illinois