Michelle M. LaGrotta is an attorney with extensive experience litigating commercial, municipal and securities matters. Her experience includes the representation of municipalities on a range of issues including contract, surety, and TIF Act disputes. She defends individuals and trading firms in investigations and enforcement actions before regulatory agencies such as the CFTC, SEC, FINRA, FINCEN,the United States Attorneys’ Office,and the Department of Justice. Additionally, she represents individuals and businesses in commercial disputes and business torts.
Michelle received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and earned a Certificate in Child and Family Law. During her law school career, Michelle participated in the Civitas Child Law Clinic, where she represented children in child custody and child protection cases. Ms. LaGrotta also interned at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office and Family Defense Center.
Michelle received her Bachelors of Science in psychology from Loyola University Chicago, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act: Solution or Mere Paper Tiger?, Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, Volume 4, Issue 2 (co-author).
• Obtained appellate decision in favor of municipality on issue of first impression after oral argument and successfully obtaining two summary judgments at the trial court level.
Law School | 2007 Loyola University School of Law, J.D. Cum Laude
College | 2004 Loyola University Chicago, B.S. Summa Cum Laude
Illinois | 2007
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association