CHICAGO (October 28, 2014) – Michael D. Bess has joined the Chicago office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as senior counsel in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.
Bess joins Michael Best with more than 19 years of experience. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Winston & Strawn and Sidley & Austin in Chicago. Bess also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Terence T. Evans of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as well as a Seventh Circuit staff attorney.
Bess is a motion and brief specialist, appellate advocate, and strategic counselor for sophisticated clients in a wide variety of fields, including class actions and product liability suits.
In 2012, he received the Seventh Circuit Bar Association’s “John Paul Stevens Pro Bono and Public Service Award” in recognition of outstanding pro bono service. He has also been recognized by the publishers of Chicago Magazine as an “Illinois Rising Star.”
Bess earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois, magna cum laude in 1995, and his Bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1992.