Michael B. Cohen


233 South Wacker Dr., 70th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Telephone: (312) 566-0040
Facsimile: (312) 566-0041

Michael B. Cohen is a partner in the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Mr. Cohen represents clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation matters, both state and federal at the trial and appellate levels, with particular focus on complex commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes the areas of appellate law, bankruptcy, civil rights, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, estates and trusts, insurance coverage, medical malpractice defense, personal injury actions, privacy, professional liability, and real estate.

Prior to joining QPWB, Mr. Cohen was an associate with a Chicago law practice specializing in commercial and white collar criminal litigation.  Here, and since 2008, he worked on matters involving all of his areas of practice, including cases concerning the Illinois Business Corporation Act, Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, Illinois Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, Federal Civil Rights Act, Illinois Human Rights Act, Illinois Gender Violence Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, False Claims Act, Lanham Act, Illinois Eavesdropping Statute, Federal Wiretap Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Stored Communications Act.  He has secured favorable results for numerous clients, including obtaining summary judgment in favor of an Illinois mayor against violation-of-privacy allegations and obtaining a favorable settlement in a multi-state litigation dispute regarding rights to a U.S. patent. 

Representative experience:
Dempsey v. Nathan et al., 14 CV 812 (N.D.Ill.)
Harris, N.A. v. Olympus Partners, L.P. et al., 2014 IL App (1st) 123312
Leveski v. ITT Educational Services, Inc., 719 F.3d 818 (7th Cir. 2013)
Lyon Financial Services, Inc. v. Illinois Paper and Copier Co., 2012 WL401493 (N.D.Ill.)
Board of Education of Geneva Community Unit School District 304 et al. v. Pennington, 11 CH 1285 (Cir. Ct. Kane Co., Ill.)
Freeman v. Abbas, 11 L 1786 (Cir. Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
RTC Industries, Inc. v. RSM McGladry, Inc. et al., 11 L 1835 (Cir Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
Boscarino v. Borsellino et al., 10 L 4703 (Cir. Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
First Illinois Bank of Evanston v. Z.I.F. Enterprises, Inc., 09 L 9928 (Cir. Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
Steinbach v. Village of Forest Park, 2009 WL 2857302 (N.D.Ill. August 5, 2009) v. Veenstra et al., 09 cv 143 (E.D.Tex.); M2 Global Ltd. v., Inc., 09 CV 1209 (M.D.Fla.)

Mr. Cohen received his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2007 and Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, in 2004, graduating with majors in politics and history.  

Mr. Cohen is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.  His professional affiliations also include the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Decalogue Society of Lawyers.

When not working, Mr. Cohen volunteers his time to the Chicago Debate League. 

"But I Thought We Settled That?": How To Ensure That The Release Really Ends The Case, The Circuit Rider: The Journal of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association (May, 2009) (co-author)

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