Michael Leonard

Leonard Trial Lawyers, LLC
120 N. LaSalle Street
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Mr. Leonard is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who has successfully tried to jury verdict a wide range of cases in federal and state courts across the country. Mr. Leonard was recently recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the top trial attorneys in Illinois.

Although Mr. Leonard has previously represented some of the nation's largest corporations, his practice now focuses primarily on the representation of individuals in whistleblower (qui tam), employment, and contingent commercial matters, as well as federal criminal defense.

Mr. Leonard's whistleblower cases have been the subject of national and local media attention, including the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times.


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1991
B.A., University of Iowa, 1988

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Illinois)
  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation
  • Leading Lawyers Network (Litigation)
  • Chicago Lawyer (Leading Commercial Litigation Attorneys)
  • 40 Illinois Lawyers Under 40 to Watch (Chicago, 2004)
  • International Human Rights Law Group's Pro Bono Service Award