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Local Government
Civil Rights Defense
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude
B.A., DePaul University
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Northern District of Illinois
Central District of Illinois
Illinois Association of Defense
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Christy L. Michaelson

Christy concentrates her practice in litigation representing local governments in both state and federal court.

Christy is an Associate Attorney at Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C. and concentrates her practice defending governmental entities, police departments, school districts, and private clients in the areas of civil rights, personal injury, wrongful death and tort litigation. Christy was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2012. While in law school, she was an associate editor on the Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. During law school, Christy interned for an Ingham County Circuit Judge. She also participated in the Sixty Plus Estate Planning Clinic, where she assisted senior citizens with estate planning issues.  Christy was born and raised in the “Chicagoland” area. She grew up in St. Charles and is committed her career to Illinois local government. 

Christy assisted in the 2012 updates to Ancel Glink’s Tort Immunity Handbook and regularly contributes to the litigation group’s quarterly newsletter, Ancel Glink Defense E-News, which provides updates on the latest court decisions and pending legislation that may affect our clients. In addition, Christy contributes to Ancel Glink’s local government blog, Municipal Minute, which provides daily updates on cases, laws and other important information relevant to local governments. Christy represents cities, towns, police departments and school districts in various cases, including personal injury, civil rights and employment litigation cases. She also has experience prosecuting local ordinances, arguing substantive motions in both state and federal court as well as state court trial experience, including second chairing at trial representing the Village of Algonquin in Shirleen Kamysz v. Village of Algonquin, a negligence action involving a slip and fall on a Village sidewalk.