Michael J. Perillo, Jr.

Waukegan, Illinois
(847) 244-0111
(847) 244-0513

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Michael Perillo is in his 30th year of practice as an attorney. He began his career in 1983 as an active-duty JAG Officer in the U.S. Navy. In that capacity, his duties included the prosecution of Courts-Martial. He also served as Staff Judge Advocate (legal counsel) to the Commanding Officer of the Service School Command at Great Lakes, Illinois. At the time, that command was one of the largest (by population) in the entire U.S. Navy, Mr. Perillo was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal in 1987 for meritorious service as a JAG Officer.

After leaving active duty in 1987, Mr. Perillo served as a Senior Assistant Public Defender in the Lake County, Illinois Public Defender's Office. His next position was as a Senior Assistant in the Office of the Lake County (Illinois) State's Attorney. In these positions, Mr. Perillo defended and later prosecuted all manner of felony offenses and appeared in the Lake County Judicial Circuit (Waukegan) on a daily basis. At Noonan Perillo Ltd., Mr. Perillo concentrates his practice in personal injury and plaintiff's nursing home negligence and is available to practice in criminal and military criminal matters. He is currently in his 21st year with the firm.

Areas of Practice:

Nursing Home Negligence (Plaintiff)
Personal Injury
Criminal Law
Military - (Criminal) Law
Catastrophic Personal Injury

Bar Admissions:

New York, 1983
Illinois, 1988
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1983
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1983
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1984


New York Law School, New York, New York, 1983
Honors: Cum Laude

Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1977
Honors: Dean's List (1975 - 1977)
Major: Political Science and History

Representative Cases:

People v. Downey, 351 Ill. App. 3d 1008 (2nd Dist. 2004)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:

Lake County (IL) State's Attorney's Office, Senior Assistant State's Attorney, 1990 - 1992
Lake County Public Defender's Office, Senior Assistant Pub. Defender, 1988 - 1990
U.S. Navy, LT, JAGC, USNR, 1983 - 1987