Michael McDonough

Michael McDonough


phone (312) 637-3393
email michael.mcdonough@spencepc.com

Michael McDonough is an associate in the complex commercial litigation practice group of SpencePC. He concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and resolving various business disputes for clients ranging from individuals to large corporations. Michael counsels his clients on a wide array of business and litigation issues.

Michael has experience trying cases in both state and federal court, including trial experience in the Circuit Court of Cook County, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and national arbitration proceedings. In addition to his trial experience, Michael has extensive experience with all aspects of complex civil litigation including oral discovery, dispositive motion practice, and representing clients in mediations and court order settlement negotiations.

Prior to joining SpencePC, Michael worked with both large and boutique litigation firms in Chicago allowing him to gain extensive practical experience litigating cases locally and across the country.

Michael earned his undergraduate degree from Le Moyne College, in Syracuse, New York in political science. While attending Le Moyne, Michael was a four-year varsity athlete on the men’s basketball team serving as a co-captain his senior year. Michael earned his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio. While in law school, Michael served as a law clerk for both the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania as well as the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. Further, Michael was awarded the CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Practice in 2012 and the CALI Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2011. He also served as co-captain of the law school’s National Mock Trial Team in 2012-2013. Michael received the university’s Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award in 2013.


  • Le Moyne College, B.A., Political Science, 2009
  • University of Dayton School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2013

Bar Admission

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court – Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court – District of Colorado

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member