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Judge Thomas Mulroy, Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Mediation Service

Michael Alkaraki - The Chicago Bar Mediators
Michael Alkaraki
321 North Clark Street, Suite 1350
Chicago, IL 60622
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About Michael Alkaraki

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Michael Alkaraki is a Partner and Trial Lawyer at Leahy Hoste Alkaraki, where he represents plaintiffs in cases of catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability and wrongful death. He is an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he teaches Advocacy, Trial Practice and Professional Identity Formation and serves on the Dean's Diversity Council and Alumni Board of Governors. A frequent author, speaker and CLE presenter, Mr. Alkaraki was recognized as one of "Forty Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch" by Chicago Lawyer Magazine/The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in 2017 and received the 2019 "Civic Education Award" from the Illinois State Bar Association in recognition of his outstanding service and commitment to cultivating a deeper public understanding of the judicial system. In 2021, Loyola Law School presented Mr. Alkaraki with the "Saint Robert Bellarmine Award," which honors alumni who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to the School of Law and broader legal profession. Mr. Alkaraki serves in leadership roles in several bar associations and professional organizations, as a pro bono attorney through the Wills for Heroes Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Opportunity Knocks, a local not-for-profit entity addressing the needs of the young adult developmentally challenged population. With a consistent track record of successful results in complex, high stakes and highly personal litigation matters, Mr. Alkaraki has the knowledge, skill and experience to help you resolve your toughest cases.


Years in Practice: 14

Cases Mediated: Dozens as party counsel

Attorney in good standing with the State of Illinois? Yes

Not under sanction / discipline by any court or regulatory body? Yes

Practice Areas

  • Medical-malpractice
  • Personal-injury

Mediation Training Qualifications

  • Advanced Workshop for Improved Negotiation, Mediation & Advocacy Skills, Chicago Bar Association, March 2 and 3, 2020
  • The Art of Mediation, Chicago Bar Association & International Academy of Mediators, October 22, 2014
  • Gain the Edge - Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association, June 28, 2012


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