Michael J. Gunderson


Michael J. Gunderson is the founder of The Gunderson Law Firm. Michael is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he obtained a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Communications and the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor Degree.

While a Law Student, Michael clerked for Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo and Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, two of Chicagors largest Plaintiff's Personal Injury Firms. As a student, Michael excelled in oral argument, placing as a finalist in the Charles Evan's Hughes Moot Court Competition. As a new Bar Admittee in 2006, Michael had a criminal case continued for one week in order that he be sworn in before the Illinois Bar to be able to defend his Client. Michael was sworn in and was successful at trial the following week.

Michael is a Member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, The Illinois State Bar Association, the Decalogue Society and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney's. Michael takes great pride in his pro-bono work and has been a guest educator for the Constitutional Rights Foundation and a speaker in the Community focusing on the topics of Bankruptcy, Unemployment and Distressed Real Estate.

Michael is active in various community service organizations and serves as a sponsor of Berwyn, Illinois youth football. Michael has led a group of Chicago Young Professionals in a yearly drive for the Chicago Sun-Times Season of Sharing Program, bringing Christmas gifts to needy children in Chicago Public School classes. Michael, his wife Kathryn, and their Dog Gracie live in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal Injury

Jurisdictions Admitted To Practice

  • State of Illinois
  • Federal Districts - Northern Illinois, Central Illinois, Southern Illinois, Eastern Indiana, Western Indiana, Eastern Wisconsin

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Decalogue Society
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney’s
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation – Guest Educator
  • 2012 Rising Star Attorney in Illinois
  • 2013 Rising Star Attorney in Illinois


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, B.A. Communications

Chicago Kent-College of Law, Juris Doctor