28 Years Of Trial Law Experience

About Attorney Michael Knick

Michael Knick is a graduate of Joliet Catholic High School and the University of Illinois – Urbana, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. After college, he worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D. C. for two years, and then returned to school to receive his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University in Chicago.

He began working at the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office in 1988 as an assistant state’s attorney for the Juvenile Division.  From 1991 to 2004, he was assigned to the Drug Unit.  In 2004, State’s Attorney James Glasgow appointed him to the position of Drug Unit Supervisor. In 2008, the name of the Drug Unit was changed to the Organized Crime Unit, and he then became the supervisor of that unit, until his retirement in 2016. During his career as an assistant state’s attorney, he successfully prosecuted numerous jury trials in narcotics, homicide, white collar crime, and other major felonies. During that time, he also gained experience in litigation involving search and seizure law. He has extensive experience dealing with issues involving search warrants, eavesdrops and other investigative orders.

Michael is also a patent attorney registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to prosecute patent applications. He lives in Joliet with his wife, a social worker, and their children.

Practice Areas:

Criminal Defense 
Real Estate 
Probate Law

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