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Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

Attorney at Law

Barrington
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
About
Michael is a versatile commercial and business litigator with 10 years experience creating customized strategies to anticipate opposing counsel and earn wins for his clients. His proactive client representation style balances equally the long-term bottom line and the spoils of results through litigation. Michael has provided targeted, cost-effective counsel throughout Chicagoland, including Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties, defending businesses in commercial law, employment and labor law, bankruptcy and restructuring, and regulatory disputes with government agencies.
12
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experience

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Work History

Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC

Associate

Dec 2013 - Present

Michael has litigated multiple high-dollar disputes, specifically in the agricultural industry, representing everyone from produce-sellers, family farmers and large, corporate household names in contract and commercial lawsuits. Clients appreciate Michael’s ability to frame business disputes in straightforward, understandable terms, empowered by his wealth of knowledge in commercial case law.

Dec 2013 - Present

Law Office of Thomas W. Lynch, P.C.

Litigation Attorney

Mar 2009 - Dec 2013

Assisted clients in corporate debt restructuring and priority creditor negotiations. Drafted motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment and declaratory judgment complaints. Drafted all phases of written discovery and also conduct depositions.

Mar 2009 - Dec 2013

Keaton & Associates, P.C.

Litigation Attorney

Jan 2006 - Dec 2008

Litigated complex commercial and contract disputes, corporate officer liability disputes, UCC Articles II and IX, fraudulent/preferential transfers, insurance coverage disputes, common and consumer law fraud actions, administrative and regulatory violations and conduct post-judgment. Represented clients in multiple jurisdictions- including FL, MI, CA, TX, NY, and AZ.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2008

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