Michael W. Orescanin is an associate attorney of the firm, Pedersen, Campbell, and Irvin, Ltd. Licensed in the state of Illinois in May of 2016, Michael started his career working for a well-known criminal defense attorney in Chicago, where he appeared on numerous misdemeanor and felony cases throughout the Chicago land. His primary area of concentration is criminal defense, which he serves individuals in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, DeKalb and Will Counties.
From fall of 2016 through September of 2017, Michael worked as an associate attorney for John R. Bush & Associates. There, he primarily represented clients in Social Security Disability, along with other civil litigation matters. After working with Bush & Associates for one-year, Michael realized that his calling and passion was truly meant for one thing, criminal defense. Michael then joined Pedersen, Campbell, and Irvin, Ltd., in September of 2017.
Michael graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and emphasis in Public Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 2015 from Arizona Summit School of Law, located in Phoenix, Arizona. While in law school, Michael clerked for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Criminal Enforcement Division. In his final semester of law school and while preparing for the Illinois bar exam, Michael clerked for the City Prosecutor’s Office for Tolleson, Avondale, and Buckeye. Here, he was involved with charging, negotiating, and setting cases for trial that ranges from traffic offenses to misdemeanors.
Michael, a first generation Panamanian-American fluent in Spanish, attributes his diverse upbringing along with his grandfather’s passion and success as a criminal defense trial lawyer in Panama, as his foundation to practicing criminal defense.
Michael is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.