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Myron M. Cherry

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC
30 North La Salle Street, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-372-2100
Fax: 312-853-0279
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2013
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1962
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Myron (Mike) M. Cherry has been a practicing trial attorney for more than 40 years. He became nationally known for drafting and implementing federal and state environmental legislation in the early 1970s and was the first to try many of the lawsuits brought under those statutes.

As the founder and managing partner of Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC, Mr. Cherry handles a wide variety of business and commercial cases involving securities, antitrust and complex financial matters. He is admitted to the state bars of Illinois, California, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the 7th, 9th, and District of Columbia Circuit Courts of Appeals; and the Illinois Federal District Courts. Mr. Cherry is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. His firm is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts
  • 20%General Litigation


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2013

Articles about Myron M. Cherry appearing in Super Lawyers

About Myron M. Cherry

First Admitted: 1962, Illinois

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Educational Background

  • Northwestern University, B.S., 1960  Northwestern School of Law, LLB, 1962  


  • Recovered $44 Million for the Cer­tified Class of Senior Pilots in a pension dispute.
  • Won a settlement against Spelling- Goldberg Productions and ABC Tele­vision for intellectual property in­fringement for a client who created the premise of the hit television series Fan­tasy Island.
  • Sued and obtained an unprecedented injunction against Bristol-Myers Squibb for trade libel on behalf of a small manufacturer
  • Helped a client secure $6.5 million in a breach-of-contract securities purchase lawsuit
  • Participated in recovery of a nearly $250 million regarding insurance bro­kerage
  • Prevented the EEOC from obtaining class-wide actual or punitive damages in sexual harassment cases, changing long-standing contrary precedent
  • Resolved government investigations with "no action" against clients
  • Obtained a permanent injunction to prevent use of the Internet to defame and harm businesses
  • Obtained a $27 million verdict against a publicly traded insurance company over a coverage dispute
  • Achieved a $15 million settlement in a chemical contamination lawsuit
  • Obtained a settlement of $26 million in a legal malpractice case for a New York stock exchange company

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Crain's Chicago Business, September 2 - 8, 1996
  • Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • White House Press Release—(President Clinton appoints Myron M. Cherry to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council), January 18, 2001
  • White House Press Release—(President Clinton appoints Myron M. Cherry as Arbitrator to the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), October 30, 1998
  • Wall Street Journal, March 10, 1978
  • Audubon Magazine, September 1977
  • Speaker, Second Annual Comprehensive Conference on Litigating Class Actions in Chicago, Illinois, December 6, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • National Finance Board for President Clinton's Re-election Campaign
  • Chairman, Court of Claims Committee, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White
  • Member, Illinois Finance and Political Committees for the Gore Presidential Campaign
  • Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council
  • Member, Clinton Global Initiative since 2006
  • Board Member, Jewish Publication Society
  • Member, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Committee on Conscience
  • Member, Board of Jobs for Youth
  • Co-Chairman, DNC's Democratic Business Council
  • Member, Senate Democratic Campaign Committee
  • United States Senate Judicial Nominations Committee for Illinois
  • Co-Chairman, Democratic Business Council of the DNC
  • Trustee, Democratic National Committee (DNC)


  • Order of the Coif, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell—holds an AV Preemininent rating from Martindale's peer review system
  •, January 2010
  • Chicago Tribune, February 12, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1962
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2009
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1972
  • State Bar of California, 1972
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1982
  • State Bar of Illinois, 1962
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Office Location for Myron M. Cherry

30 North La Salle Street
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-372-2100

Fax: 312-853-0279

Last Updated: 7/15/2021

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