Myron M. Cherry

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC
Myron M. Cherry
Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Class Action & Mass Torts, General Litigation

Licensed in Illinois since: 1962

Education: Northwestern University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2013

Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC

30 North La Salle Street
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60602 Visit website


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

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

First Admitted: 1962, Illinois

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Educational Background:
  • Northwestern University, B.S., 1960  Northwestern School of Law, LLB, 1962  
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Recovered $44 Million for the Cer­tified Class of Senior Pilots in a pension dispute.
  • Obtained a settlement of $26 million in a legal malpractice case for a New York stock exchange company
  • Achieved a $15 million settlement in a chemical contamination lawsuit
  • Obtained a $27 million verdict against a publicly traded insurance company over a coverage dispute
  • Obtained a permanent injunction to prevent use of the Internet to defame and harm businesses
  • Resolved government investigations with "no action" against clients
  • Prevented the EEOC from obtaining class-wide actual or punitive damages in sexual harassment cases, changing long-standing contrary precedent
  • Participated in recovery of a nearly $250 million regarding insurance bro­kerage
  • Helped a client secure $6.5 million in a breach-of-contract securities purchase lawsuit
  • Sued and obtained an unprecedented injunction against Bristol-Myers Squibb for trade libel on behalf of a small manufacturer
  • 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.
  • Order of the Coif, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Chicago Tribune, February 12, 2006
  •, January 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell—holds an AV Preemininent rating from Martindale's peer review system
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Trustee, Democratic National Committee (DNC)
  • National Finance Board for President Clinton's Re-election Campaign
  • Co-Chairman, Democratic Business Council of the DNC
  • United States Senate Judicial Nominations Committee for Illinois
  • Member, Senate Democratic Campaign Committee
  • Co-Chairman, DNC's Democratic Business Council
  • Chairman, Court of Claims Committee, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White
  • Member, Illinois Finance and Political Committees for the Gore Presidential Campaign
  • Board Member, Jewish Publication Society
  • Member, Board of Jobs for Youth
  • Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council
  • Member, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Committee on Conscience
  • Member, Clinton Global Initiative since 2006
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Illinois, 1962
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1982
  • State Bar of California, 1972
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1962
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Second Annual Comprehensive Conference on Litigating Class Actions in Chicago, Illinois, December 6, 2012
  • Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • Audubon Magazine, September 1977
  • Wall Street Journal, March 10, 1978
  • Crain's Chicago Business, September 2 - 8, 1996
  • White House Press Release—(President Clinton appoints Myron M. Cherry as Arbitrator to the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), October 30, 1998
  • White House Press Release—(President Clinton appoints Myron M. Cherry to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council), January 18, 2001

Office location for Myron M. Cherry

30 North La Salle Street
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-372-2100


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2013

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