EDUCATION

J.D. with High Honors, Duke University, 1989
B.A., University of Michigan, 1986

OFFICE

Chicago, IL

CONNECT

[email protected]
(312) 795-3713

Robert Michaels

Senior Attorney

Rob Michaels is a senior attorney at ELPC, working to protect clean water, wildlife, biodiversity, and forests in the Midwest. Rob is an experienced plaintiffs-side litigation attorney with 30 years of federal court complex litigation experience as a partner at the Robertson, Curley & Clayton law firm and the Goldstein & McClintock law firm. He previously was a staff attorney and project director at the Environmental Law & Policy Center; University of Chicago Law School Bigelow Fellow; and associate at the Mayer Brown & Platt law firm following a federal court clerkship with Judge Robert Hall (N.D. Ga.).

WHAT’S A PLACE YOU LOVE IN THE MIDWEST?

I love northwest Michigan (Leelenau Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes), Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin, and the cities of Chicago and Detroit.

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO THIS WORK?

A desire to leave the world in a little better state than I found it in. And to pursue that mission alongside such good and talented colleagues.