Michael Keating founded Keating Law Offices in 2008 with the mission of representing individuals and families whose lives have been affected due to the negligence of others. For the past decade Mr. Keating has practiced as a trial attorney in jurisdictions throughout Illinois.
Mr. Keating leads a new generation of trial attorneys in Illinois. He has been named to the "40 Under 40" list of top young trial attorneys in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers Association. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Keating was also named a "Rising Star" in the annual editions of Illinois SuperLawyers Magazine and in Chicago Magazine. Only 2.5% of the lawyers in the State of Illinois are named to this annual list. Mr. Keating also has a perfect "10/10" ranking on AVVO, a well-known online attorney ranking service.
Mr. Keating represents the firm's clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation in state and federal courts. He is licensed to practice before the Illinois Bar, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where he is a member of the Federal Trial Bar, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Mr. Keating also has an extensive background in government relations. In 2004, at only 29 years of age, Mr. Keating was elected as a delegate to represent Illinois' 7th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention. Mr. Keating also previously worked as the Assistant Counsel to Illinois Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan during the 93rd General Assembly. While working in the state capital, Mr. Keating was the staff attorney for the committees on State Government Administration and Judiciary - Civil Law. Mr. Keating is also a veteran of numerous local and national political campaigns.
Mr. Keating is a lifelong Illinois resident and graduated from Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, IL. In 1997 he received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Marquette University. Thereafter, he received his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law where he was a member of the Dean's List. During law school he clerked at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.
Mr. Keating firmly believes that as an attorney he has a responsibility to his community and is involved in several legal and civic organizations. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
An accomplished runner and passionate cyclist, Mr. Keating is a member of the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) and the Active Transportation Alliance, an organization for which is he proud to provide pro bono lobbying efforts.
Mr. Keating lives in the Chicago area with his wife and three children.