Michael Resis

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Mike brings 35 years of experience to Amundsen Davis’s appellate practice ranked National Tier 1 (2020) by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® of which he is a founding partner and chairman. He has handled more than 600 civil appeals in Illinois and the Midwest. Mike is admitted to practice before the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals. Mike represents government, business and professional organizations as amicus curiae before reviewing courts. His representations involve tort, insurance coverage and commercial-related matters. An effective advocate for his clients, Mike has reversed a number of multimillion-dollar verdicts and judgments, including a $9.3 million verdict against a state tollway authority and a $10.4 million judgment against an insurance company.

Mike is a past President of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC), a past recipient of the Meritorious Service Award for his work as chair of the IDC Amicus Committee and President’s Award, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association.

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Membership & Involvement

  • Board of Directors: Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, 2004-2013; Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association, 1998-2000
  • Illinois Association of Trial Counsel (IDC): President, 2017; President Elect, 2016; First Vice President, 2015; Second Vice President, 2014; Secretary/Treasurer, 2013


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™rated
  • Received President's Award and Meritorious Service Award for work as Chair of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) Amicus Committee
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® in Appellate Practice: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® in Litigation - Insurance: 2022, 2023, 2024
  •  Included in 100 top reviewed attorneys in 2008 publication.
  • Selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as a "Leading Lawyer" in civil appellate law

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University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1981

University of Illinois, B.A., 1978, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


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