Michael W. Basil
Michael W. Basil is a partner with Clausen Miller P.C. who concentrates in commercial litigation, property disaster, loss recovery/subrogation and casualty practices.
Mr. Basil has represented a wide variety of parties in litigation arising from fires, floods, and the collapse of commercial and industrial structures. This experience has included disasters in power plants, chemical plants, oil refineries, telecommunication towers, airplane hangars, foundries, commercial office towers and shopping centers, refrigerated and dry goods warehouses, medical facilities, dairy facilities, restaurants, marine structures, and has included extensive experience in cases involving the operation and failure of fire protection systems. He has had substantial involvement in transportation and construction disputes and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and an affiliate member of the American Institute of Architects. He has been a lecturer in classes for architects and other design and construction professionals through the Construction Specifications Institute. He has AV® Preeminent™ rating with Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest ranking in legal ability and ethical standards as determined by his peers in the legal community.
Mr. Basil received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1990, received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from St. Louis University in 1995, and received his M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business in 2001 with a specialization in Finance. While in law school, Mr. Basil served as a clerk for the Honorable Theodore McMillan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and for the Honorable Gerald Cohn of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. He also served as an intern for the Missouri Attorney General litigation department.
Mr. Basil is an elected member of the Board of Trustees in his North Shore community of 25,000 people, and has been a leader in a variety of civic organizations and activities.
- M.B.A. Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business, 2001
- J.D. with honors, St. Louis University School of Law, 1995
- B.A. Economics and Political Science University of Michigan, 1990
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including Trial Bar)
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- Chicago Bar Association, American Institute of Architects affiliate
- Urban Land Institute