Michael J. Pacer

Michael J. Pacer

Of Counsel
Wheaton, Illinois

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial/E-Commerce

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Arbitration Chair Person, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court
  • Certified Arbitration Chair Person, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1990


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Loyola University School of Law Leadership Award
    • Honors: Loyola University School of Law Service Award
    • Law Review: Loyola Law Review, Editor at Large, 1989 - 1990
    • Law Review: Loyola Law Review, 1988 - 1990
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Biology
  • University of Wales, Swansea, Wales
    • Honors: Second Honors

Published Works

  • Illinois Nursing Home Care Reform Act, DuPage County Bar Review, Vol. VII, Issue 7, 1995
  • Needle Stick Safety and Prevention Act, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society Exchange, Vol. II, Number 3, Spring, 2000
  • The First District Revisits Apparent Authority, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society Exchange, Vol. II, Number 2, Fall, 2000


  • Presentation: Statementizing a Witness, Gallagher Bassett Claims Adjusters, April 1, 1998
  • Presentation: Alternative Dispute Resolution, State Farm Casualty Adjusters, January and March, 1998
  • Presentation: Effect of the Demise of the Tort Reform Act, MetLife Property and Casualty Adjusters, January 1, 1998
  • Presentation: Communicating Complex Medical Issues to a Jury, with Daniel K. Cray, Defense Research Institute, Annual Meeting, November 1, 1997
  • Presentation: Disclosure of Substance Abuse Records, with Daniel K. Cray, Triangle Center Seminar, June 1, 1996
  • Presentation: Legal Liabilities Associated with the Elderly Patient, Healthcare Risk Managers and Professionals Seminar, The Graying of Healthcare, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society
  • Managed Care Ethical Issues of Physician Assistants: First Do No Wrong (Without Pre-Authorization), American Association of Physicians Assistants 28th Annual Conference, May 1, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, Civil Practice Committee
  • Illinois Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Fenwick Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee


  • Phi Gamma Delta