Michael Gruszeczki was born and raised on Chicago’s Northwest Side. After graduating from Fenwick High School, he attended Loyola University of Chicago, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. After graduation from Loyola, Mike spent 5 years working as an analyst for Elwood Associates, an investment consulting firm in Chicago.
Mike attended DePaul University College of Law where he distinguished himself as a Dean’s List law student. He was honoured for his academic achievements, graduating in the top of his class from DePaul in 2007. During law school, Mike also worked as a law clerk at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and for two different civil litigation law firms in Chicago.
After graduating from DePaul University, Mike practiced criminal and family law as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office before co-founding Gruszeczki & Smith Law, LLP with Dustin Smith. During Mike’s tenure as an Assistant State’s Attorney, he has prosecuted thousands of felony and misdemeanour cases and handled hundreds of civil hearings for child support and parentage. Specifically, Mike has prosecuted felony drug cases ranging from possession of a controlled substance, to delivery of a controlled substance, to criminal drug conspiracy.
Along with the prosecution of narcotics cases, he has prosecuted felony gun charges ranging from unlawful use of a weapon to armed habitual criminal charges. Mike has also prosecuted various misdemeanours ranging from battery to retail theft, and hundreds of traffic cases, including driving with a suspended license and DUI. Mike has extensive experience handling numerous other felony cases ranging from violent crime offenses to white collar crime offenses. He is committed to helping his clients purchase and sell their homes, handling aspects of real estate closing ranging from contract review and negotiation all the way to the closing table.
Mike has extensive experience in trying cases whether in a bench trial or jury trial and litigating issues in motions before a judge. Mike’s clients rely on his commitment to their needs and his skills as a trial attorney. He prides himself on his dedication to his clients and obtaining excellent results for them.
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