Michael R. Riss


Office: Chicago

Direct: 312-422-6167

Fax: 312-422-6110


  • Professional Overview
    Michael R. Riss is an attorney in O’Hagan Meyer’s Chicago office. As a versatile litigator, Mike represents corporations, professionals, and employers across a diverse range of legal matters. His practice includes employment law, complex commercial disputes, professional liability, and a variety of general liability insurance defense claims. Mike has successfully defended clients in lawsuits and administrative proceedings filed in state and federal courts involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, disability, wrongful discharge, as well as wage and overtime disputes.

    In addition to his litigation practice, Mike serves as a trusted advisor to clients on various general corporate and transactional matters. He has a proven track record of assisting closely held businesses and their principals throughout the entirety of the business lifecycle. From navigating the complexities of business formation to facilitating contract negotiations, ownership restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions, Mike provides comprehensive legal guidance tailored to meet his clients' specific needs. Additionally, Mike conducts thorough legal due diligence and ensures compliance with all relevant administrative filings and regulatory requirements, always in accordance with the governing laws of the applicable jurisdiction.
  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    • B.A from DePaul University, cum laude.
    • J.D from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.


    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

    States Licensed

    • Illinois
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • Chicago Bar Association