Michael J. Bankhead


Phone Number: (312) 630-9630

Email: mjb@doherty-progar.com

Academic Background

  • J.D., DePaul College of Law
  • B.A., Knox College


Practice Areas 

  • Automobile Liability
  • Breach of Contract
  • Collection Defense
  • Employment Practices and Discrimination
  • Personal and Commercial General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death


Professional Profile

Mr. Bankhead has been practicing law for over 15 years.  His practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts. He has represented and defended local businesses, insurance companies, and housing authorities in a variety of complex tort matters.

Prior to joining Doherty & Progar LLC, Mr. Bankhead has handled a wide range of  cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, automobile liability, premises liability, and breach of contract cases. He has argued employment cases before administrative bodies regarding upholding termination for employees’ malfeasance in their job performance as well as negotiated settlements on behalf of employers for discharged employees. Mr. Bankhead has extensive experience managing cases from inception to conclusion


Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of indiana


Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association