Michael D. Oppenheimer

Top rated Civil Rights attorney in Chicago, Illinois

The Oppenheimer Firm
Michael D. Oppenheimer
The Oppenheimer Firm

Practice Areas: Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1990

Education: University of Cincinnati College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
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The Oppenheimer Firm

223 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 612
Chicago, IL 60606


Practicing law in the State of Illinois for the past three decades, Michael D. Oppenheimer is an attorney at and the founder of the Chicago-based law firm, Michael D. Oppenheimer, Attorney at Law. Recently, he received a license to represent clients in New York as well. A skilled litigator, he focuses his practice on criminal defense, addresses legal issues and helps individuals uphold their integrity and protect their legal rights.

From federal crimes to white collar crimes, Mr. Oppenheimer has stood up for his clients, championing their rights in several esteemed federal courts, including the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. He has appeared in over 100 federal cases in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alone, successfully securing millions of dollars in compensation for his clients.

With experience as a former prosecutor at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Mr. Oppenheimer now uses his unique insights to protect individuals facing criminal charges. The various good reviews from his clients and endorsements from his peers, along with a “Good” Avvo rating, stand as a strong testament to his commitment to ensuring the fair and just treatment of those he represents.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Mr. Oppenheimer earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from this university before proceeding with his law studies. He pursued a Juris Doctor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Practice areas

Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Murder, Police Misconduct, White Collar Crime

  • 80% Civil Rights
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 1990, Illinois

  • Super Lawyers, 2020 - 2023
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, Loyola University School of Law
Educational Background:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Office location for Michael D. Oppenheimer

223 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 612
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-757-2232


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  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

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