Michelle R. Conklin

Associate ( Chicago )

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Clients look to litigator Michelle Conklin to represent their interests in a range of matters in both state and federal courts, including antitrust, class actions, breach of contract, fraud, and shareholder disputes. Michelle handles cases at all stages of litigation, from research and discovery through motion practice and trial preparation.

Praised by clients and colleagues for her strong writing skills and her thoughtful approach to research and investigation, Michelle thrives in the role of “master of the facts” in teams handling complex cases. She helps manage all aspects of discovery, including drafting and responding to requests and organizing document production. She also handles discovery-related motions such as motions to compel and motions to strike. Her ability to analyze large volumes of information and prioritize key points enables her to prepare comprehensive outlines for depositions that support trial strategy and prepare clients for deposition. Michelle also has experience in researching and drafting dispositive motions, including motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgement.


Judicial Extern, Hon. Thomas M. Durkin, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2019)



University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2021, magna cum laude
Dean’s List
CALI Award, Property and Health Law
Notes Topic Editor, The Elder Law Journal

University of Michigan, B.A., Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 2018
University Honors (2014-2018)

Bar Admissions


Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association