Mike Gunderson brings years experience with and proven in-depth knowledge of the real estate, bankruptcy, and personal injury laws of the State of Illinois to Chicago Probate Law. But his reason for practicing is not the law itself, but the people whom he has been able to help with the law. Because, as a second-generation attorney who grew up watching his father also use the law to help people through some of the most challenging times of their lives, Mike feels great empathy for his clients and works hard to provide them with the legal services they need and the dedicated representation they deserve in carrying out whatever legal issue he can take on for them.

Away from the job, Mike’s empathy drives him in other ways, including support for animal rescue organizations, youth football teams, fund-raising and advocacy for disadvantaged children, and providing pro bono legal consulting to community groups and low income families.

Professional Credentials and Affiliations

Mike is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Decalogue Society, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Michael also takes great pride in his pro bono work, and has been a guest educator for the Constitutional Rights Foundation; he also speaks at events in the community, with a focus on Bankruptcy, Unemployment and Distressed Real Estate.

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C.J. is involved in each area of law in which The Gunderson Law Firm practices. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia, C.J. graduated from Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida, with his Juris doctor Degree. C.J. worked as in-house counsel for a Chicago-based debt consultation company before joining on with Michael's team as an associate in August of 2014.

As a law student, while sitting as the President of the Student Bar Association, C.J. worked a legislative internship for Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer and a Clerkship with the Dennis Bonner & Associates, LLC law firm, a Kansas City area injury and family litigation firm.

Whether C.J. is leading parties from contract to closing, asserting client rights in court and term negotiations, or even chasing down UPS trucks through the rain to ensure client documents make it in time for a transaction, you will be hard-pressed to find a more enthusiastic attorney in the City of Broad Shoulders than C.J. Lamb.

Professional Credentials and Affiliations

C.J. is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and sits on the Auxiliary Board for Life Directions, a non-profit community mentoring program for disadvantaged youths in Chicago.

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At Chicago Probate Law, our mission is to guide you through every step of the probate process with compassion and clarity. Our specialization in matters of estate planning and administration, wills, and trusts makes us uniquely qualified to work closely with you and yours, and make sure that you feel supported and informed from beginning to end.

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(312) 757-2000

The Gunderson Law Firm, LLC
2155 W. Roscoe St.
Chicago, IL 60618

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