Michelangelo Scafidi is a CPA, Illinois Registered (1984), and is licensed to practice law in Illinois (1986 Active) and California (1988 currently In-Active). Michelangelo is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois CPA Society.
Michelangelo received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University School of Accountancy in 1983. Michelangelo received his Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1986. While at John Marshall, Michelangelo worked at Price Waterhouse & Co. in the tax department. Michelangelo was the Student Bar Association President, Co-Founder and President of The Securities and Exchange Law Association, a member of The Gavel Society and Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. Michelangelo was also a published member of The John Marshall Law Review. Michelangelo's comment titled: Circumventing State Court Orders of Criminal Restitution: A Bankruptcy Loophole, can be found at 19 J. Marshall L. Rev 449 (1985-1986).
In 1986, upon graduation from The John Marshall Law School, Michelangelo was fortunate to receive a two year federal judicial clerkship for The Honorable George P. Kazen, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Texas. Michelangelo researched legal issues and drafted preliminary opinions of the court.
In 1988, upon the completion of his Judicial Clerkship, Michelangelo was hired as a lawyer by the Law Firm of Sullivan, McWilliams, Lewin & Markham in San Diego, California. The firm is now known as Sullivan, Hill, Lewin, Rez & Engel. While at the firm, Michelangelo's practice was primarily concentrated on commercial litigation with an emphasis on business cases. Michelangelo also worked on securities fraud, civil RICO and class action cases, legal and medical malpractice cases as well as some product liability cases.
In 1991, Michelangelo returned to Chicago and resumed his practice in his hometown. Michelangelo's practice is once again concentrated on business issues and entity formation. In addition, Michelangelo has clients in the oil and gas field as well as the firearm training industry.
Michelangelo was one of the drafters of the Scopes of Practice for The Board for Certification in Pedorthics and The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. Michelangelo also drafted the Pedorthic portion of the Illinois Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthic Practice Act which was enacted into law in 2001. After the enactment of that legislation, Michelangelo served on the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Licensing Board for Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics for over ten years. Michelangelo also owns and operates several businesses in the durable medical equipment field.
In the late 1800's and early 1900's, Michelangelo’s ancestors came to America from Alta Villa Milicia and Palermo, Sicily. Michelangelo's Italian heritage has resulted in a strong family values with a loving wife, three wonderful children and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Michelangelo was born in 1960 and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Both Michelangelo's parents were union members and his father was also a Chicago Policeman. Michelangelo is also an avid outdoorsman and Scouter. Michelangelo is very proud of his two Eagle scout sons. Michelangelo's daughter hopes to follow her father's lead and practice law one day.
8344 W. Lawrence Ave.,
Norridge, Illinois 60706
P.O. Box 705
Itasca, Illinois 60143