Michael A. Ficaro - Nixon Peabody LLP

Michael A. Ficaro

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Michael Ficaro is an acclaimed trial lawyer who represents clients in high-stakes commercial, criminal, tort and class action cases. His experience includes more than 100 jury trials, 1,000 bench trials and 300 grand jury investigations, and he has argued briefs and appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mike is chair of the Gaming practice.

What do you focus on?

I draw upon my experience as a prosecutor and litigator to defend companies and individuals entangled in a wide range of disputes. My public sector prosecution experience includes:

    - First Assistant Attorney General of Illinois

    - Cook County Deputy State’s Attorney and Chief of Criminal Prosecution Bureau

    - Special Assistant U.S. Attorney

    - Director of Enforcement for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office

Commercial disputes

I represent clients in big dollar cases who are individual entrepreneurs in enforcement of their rights and defense of their business decisions.

Gaming industry representation

I represent clients in licensing and regulatory matters before administrative agencies. I also represent them in criminal cases and commercial disputes across the country.

White collar criminal defense

I have extensive experience in criminal matters representing corporate officers in white-collar criminal defense, criminal environmental defense and other criminal defense cases.

Professional misconduct

I represent lawyers, accountants and other licensed professionals or their firms on matters involving allegations of professional misconduct. This includes representation in disciplinary and sanctioning proceedings, contempt matters, malpractice claims and fee disputes.

DePaul UniversityBA DePaul University College LawJ.D.

Office Location

Three First National Plaza, Suite 3500
70 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602-4283
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Gaming Law of the Chicago Metro Area
Michael A. Ficaro has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Gaming Law