Michael T. Jurusik graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and received his Juris Doctor Degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Jurusik was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for outstanding academic achievement in the area of pre-trial litigation. He has been admitted to the bars of the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Jurusik is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Local Government Committee and the Illinois State Bar Association, Local Government Section Council,serving as Vice-Chair for 2009-2010.
Mr. Jurusik serves as a Village Attorney for the Villages of Maywood, Western Springs, as Corporation Counsel for the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy, and several Board of Fire and Police Commissions, as counsel to pension boards and boards of fire and police commissioners, and as special counsel to several other municipalities and park districts throughout Illinois. Mr. Jurusik has authored numerous articles on various municipal law topics and is co-author of the following publications: Zoning Controls - Regulating Land Use, Governmental Financing of Development - Illinois Land Use Law, Special Assessments, Special Service Areas and Business Districts, and Finance and Taxation - Illinois Municipal Law, all published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education; and Financing Municipal Improvements, Manual on Conflict of Interests and Liability of Illinois Elected Municipal Officials, Municipal Forms of Government, Manual on Illinois “Sunshine Laws” - The Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Acts, and the Handbook On Practice and Procedure In Police and Fire Disciplinary Matters, all published by the Illinois Municipal League. Mr. Jurusik’s practice is concentrated on counseling local governmental entities, special districts, private corporations and individuals in the areas of contract law, employment law, municipal law, utility and railroad right of way matters and zoning matters, including representing clients in civil litigation, administrative proceedings and alternative dispute resolution forums in the state and federal court systems and before the Illinois Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Illinois Commerce Commission. Mr. Jurusik has spoken on a variety of municipal and zoning law topics at seminars and conferences conducted by the Illinois Municipal League, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Illinois State Bar Association, the International Municipal Lawyer's Association, and West Central Municipal Conference.