Achievements & Awards

Throughout his career, Michael has won numerous awards for his success in and out of the courtroom. Additionally, McCready Law Group is passionate about giving back and supporting the local community of Chicago.

  • Million Dollars Advocate Forum
  • AV Rated: Martindale-Hubbell
  • The National Trial Attorneys Top 100
  • Better Business Bureau, A+ Rated
  • Best of Chicago, Personal Injury Attorney


Michael P. McCready received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Richmond in three years and continued at the University of Richmond obtaining his law degree in 1992. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk for a federal judge in Virginia. He came to Chicago the next year and began working at a law firm handling personal injury cases. After four years, he rose to partner. In 1999, he left the partnership to form his own firm, The Law Offices of Michael P. McCready & Associates.

Since venturing out on his own, the firm has grown rapidly. Mr. McCready is licensed to practice in Illinois, Indiana and Virginia as well as the federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of various professional organizations dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals. He has also been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocacy Forum whose membership is limited to trial lawyers who have obtained million dollar results for their clients.

Since opening McCready Law, he has helped injured victims get what is deserved due to the negligence of others.

He focuses on a range of personal injury cases such as car accidents, workers compensation, bus accidents, truck accidents, wrongful deaths, and more.

In addition to being managing partner of his law firm, Michael also consults with other personal injury law firms around the country. He is a frequent lecturer on topics such as law firm management, technology, automation and most recently, on the role that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play on the legal industry. Countless firms have benefited from his 30 years’ experience in the personal injury field.



Fun Facts

  • With his vast knowledge of wine, Michael provides sommelier level tastings on a monthly basis to friends and family.
  • Michael has attended the last 4 FIFA World Cup events.
  • Michael has traveled to over 34 countries.
  • He is the proud and dotting father of 6 children.


University of Richmond,
The T. C. Williams School of Law, JD, 1992

University of Richmond,
BA, 1989