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Michael D Lee

Michael D. Lee

  • Attorney


Michael Lee brings over 25 years of legal experience to our firm, concentrating his practice in commercial litigation. He has been involved with a variety of highly complex matters regarding securities and commodities, labor disputes and arbitrations, as well as handled personal injury suits, bankruptcy claims, and immigration issues.

Prior to joining Kelleher + Holland, LLC, Mike represented financial institutions and individual investment advisors in a wide range of commercial, employment, financial, securities and trade secrets matters before federal and state courts across the country. He has also counseled multiple companies regarding employment issues and litigated claims involving employment-related loans, obtaining large monetary judgements.

Mike is a board member of the Vernon Hills Sports Club and coached youth baseball and football teams for the Vernon Hills Cougars.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1991
    • Major: Anatomy

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association | Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association | Member
  • Chicago Bar Association | Member
  • Korean American Bar Association Board of Directors | 1998-1999
  • SIFMA | Member
  • Turnaround Management Association | Member
  • Diamond Lake Education Foundation | Board Member, 2011-2016
  • Lakewood Village Townhome Association. Mundelein Board Member | 1999-2001 President | 2000-2001
  • Vernon Hills Sports Club Board Member | 2015-Present Secretary | 2015-2020


  • FINRA Dispute Resolution Services Arbitrator | 2022

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin

Podcasts + Webinars

  • “Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Cases: Views from Opposite Sides of the Courtroom” Chicago Bar Association Featured Speaker | 2017
  • “Recruiting Securities Industry Professionals” SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society Annual Seminar Featured Speaker | 2016
  • “Employment and the Recruitment Process” SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society Annual Seminar Featured Speaker | 2015
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent| Peer-rated for highest level of professional excellence