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Attorney Bio

Michael Lichner received his Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Upon graduation, Mr. Lichner joined Teach for America, dedicating the next two years of his life to teaching middle school students in inner-city Houston, Texas. While teaching in Houston, Mr. Lichner earned his Master of Education from the University of St. Thomas. After returning to Chicago to help build a family construction business, Mr. Lichner attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, where he received his Juris Doctor in May of 2010. While attending law school, Mr. Lichner clerked for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in the Felony Trial Division at 26th and California. Mr. Lichner was admitted to practice law in Illinois in November 2010. In January 2011, Mr. Lichner joined Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC, where he is now a partner, focusing on representing injured individuals.

When not practicing law, Mr. Lichner enjoys spending time with his family, exploring nature, running, rock climbing, snowboarding and reading. In 2007, he and two fellow climbers tested their lead-climbing skills on a six-pitch climb up the historic Flat Irons in Boulder, Colorado, reaching the summit nearly eight hours after they first began. Mr. Lichner is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and steadfastly believes that every child deserves an opportunity to attain an excellent education.


+ Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2010
  • Northern District Federal Trial Bar, 2013

+ Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago IL – May 2010
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – May 2022, BA in History, minors in Sociology and Political Science
  • University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX – May 2004, MA Education

+ Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association – Member
  • Will County Bar Association – Member
  • Chicago County Bar Association – Member


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