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Michael Simkin

Michael Simkin, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1969, Florida 1970, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1969, California 1972.


Simkin, Michael was born on December 2, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Ben and Mildred W. (Ludgin) Simkin.


Associate of Arts, Wright Junior College, 1964. Bachelor of Business Administration, Roosevelt University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College, 1969.


Assistant states attorney Cook County, Chicago, 1971—1981. Sole practice Highland Park, 1981—1986. Appellate contract attorney State's Attorney Appellate Service Commission, Elgin, 1983—1984.

Cook county sheriff Chicago, 1986—1987. Attorney Shapiro & Kreisman, Deerfield, 1987—1989. Associate Melvin Weinstein & Associates, Chicago, since 1989.


Legal advisor civil division Cook County Sheriff & Chief Deputy's Judicial Sales, Levies & Evictions Departments. Volunteer 49th Ward, Cook County Democratic Committee, Chicago, 1971—1977, 50th Ward, 1981—1992, Lake County Democratic Committee. Candidate Lake County Board District 1, 1986.

Member School Reorganization Staff District 107, Highland Park, 1980. Member of Chicago Bar Association (secretary criminal law committee, real estate committee, chairman narcotics subcommittee, criminal law subcommittee, matrimonial law subcommittee, defense prisoners committee), Masons (master 1979-1980, 1985-1986).


Married Merle Lee Robinson, April 12, 1970. Children: Jason Scott, Melissa Jaclyn, Bryan Joseph.