Michael P. O'Donnell
290 South County Farm Road, Suite O, Wheaton, IL 60187
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Michael P. O'Donnell

dupage criminal attorney Michael O'Donnell AVVO

Prior to opening the firm of The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Nierman, Ltd. in 2014, Mike worked at the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office for over 11 years, handling all types of felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Mike served as a clerk at the State's Attorney office conducting motion writing and legal research.

As an Assistant State's Attorney, he has prosecuted thousands of cases including traffic, domestic violence, financial crimes, narcotics, and violent crimes. Mike served in the Traffic, Misdemeanor, Juvenile and Felony Division. He has conducted hundreds of trials and hearings involving traffic offenses, DUI, theft and violent crimes. Mike has extensive experience in DUI cases, having served as the lead attorney in a DUI courtroom for three years and also prosecuting complex felony DUI cases including cases involving the testing for alcohol and drugs. He has also attended special training for prosecutors in DUI law. In addition to his courtroom experience, Mike has extensive experience working with law enforcement to prepare and review cases, drafting responses to clemency petitions and writing motions.

Mike has extensive experience in law enforcement as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army Reserve. He is a graduate of two Army Military Police Officer courses and has conducted numerous investigations involving the loss of hundreds of thousand dollars of government property, accidents, use of force, and misappropriations of funds. He has deployed three times to a combat zone in Iraq and Afghanistan and has earned numerous awards including being twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal for service in a combat zone. He also was the commander of a police academy in Afghanistan that trained hundreds of Afghan police officers in law enforcement techniques, human rights and crime scene investigations.

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2004

Education:

  • Phase One Command and General Staff College, 2011
  • Army Military Police Officer Captain Career Course, 2010
  • U.S. Army Composite Risk Management Instructor Course, 2010
  • Army Security Managers Course, 2006
  • Homeland Security Customs Border Clearance Agent Course, 2003
  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL, J.D., 2001
  • Army Military Police Officer Course, 1995
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL, B.A. Political Science, 1994

Professional Association and Memberships:

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Military Veteran with over 20 years of Reserve Service and 4 years of Active Duty
  • Present Army Reserves Assignment: 75th Training Division, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Past Army Reserves Assignments
    • Provost Marshall, 416th Engineer Command, Darien, IL, 2015-2016
    • Executive Officer, 327th Military Police Battalion, Arlington Heights, IL, 2013-2015
    • Executive Officer, 327th Military Police Battalion, Arlington Heights, IL, 2012-2014
    • Officer in Charge, Bamyan Afghanistan Regional Training Center, Deployed to Afghanistan, 2012
    • Aide de Camp, Commander Task Force 134 Commander, Iraq, 2008
    • Operations Officer, 327th Military Police Battalion, Deployed to Iraq, 2008
    • Commander, 814th Military Police Company, Deployed to Iraq and Kuwait, 2003

Honors and Awards:

  • AVVO, Client's Choice in Criminal Defense, 2016
  • DuPage County Board, Proclamation in Recognition of Community Service, 2013
  • DuPage County State's Attorney, Most Difficult Trial Award, 2010
  • Prosecutors Bar Association, Award in Recognition of Military Service, 2004
  • Bronze Star Medal (2 Awards)
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (2 Awards)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • NATO Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Medal
Afghanistan 2012 Iraq 2009
ISBA KCBA AVVO DCBA

The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Nierman, Ltd.

290 South County Farm Road, Suite O, Wheaton, IL 60187

The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Nierman, Ltd.

290 South County Farm Road, Suite O
Wheaton, IL 60187

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