The Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program has named Michael Monico as the 2014 recipient of the Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Philanthropic Award.  Mr. Monico is being honored for his commitment to advancing the legal profession’s positive impact in the community through his charitable work and mentoring of young lawyers. The award will be presented at the Spring Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. For more information about this event and the Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth program, visit

Michael Monico has been invited to be part of the faculty for the NACDL’s Third Annual White Collar Criminal Defense College, which will be held at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, March 19 – 22, 2014.  Mr. Monico will be part of a panel presentation providing an Overview of Handling a White Collar Case to open the college on the morning of March 20th.  Mr. Monico will also lead a breakout session on Opening Statements that afternoon.  Information on attending the conference can be found at

Michael Monico has been invited to be part of the faculty for the NACDL’s Ninth Annual Conference on Defending the White Collar Case, which will be held in Washington, DC on October 24-25, 2013. Mr. Monico will be part of a panel discussion by seasoned litigators on the question foremost for trial practitioners: So You Think You Can Dance? — What It Takes to Win At Trial.  Information on attending the conference can be found at

Judge Joel Flaum and Michael Monico

On September 27, 2012, the Chicago Inn of Court selected Michael Monico to receive the Judge Joel Flaum Award. The Hon. Joel M. Flaum, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, presented the Award to Mr. Monico at the annual meeting of the Chicago Inn of Court.  This award is given annually to an attorney who embodies the principles of the American Inns of Court.  Mr. Monico was chosen for his outstanding career as a trial lawyer over the past 35 years, and his dedication and service to both the legal profession and the community.  A Past-President of the Chicago Inn of Court, Mr. Monico has been a Master of the Bench for the Inn since 1987.

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Michael Monico was recently featured in Leading Lawyers Network, a peer-nominated organization, for his expertise in white collar criminal defense. The article traces Mr. Monico’s thirty-five year legal career which began as an assistant United States attorney in Chicago in 1973 and continues today as a criminal defense attorney representing national and international clients. Mr. Monico appeared on the cover of the July 2012 issue.