Michael Haeberle

Litigation Attorney Chicago, IL
Michael Haeberle
Managing Member
Clients contact Michael Haeberle when they need a litigator. He assists businesses and individuals in cases pending in court, arbitration and administrative agencies, and has tried cases before judges, juries, arbitrators, and administrative law judges, with a focus on business lawsuits, contract litigation, condominium association litigation, shareholder disputes (business divorces), cryptocurrency disputes, and professional negligence cases. He advises businesses and condominium associations on governance and employment matters, and provides guidance to businesses and individuals on restrictive covenants.

In August 2021, the American Bar Association published Mr. Haeberle and Mr. Patterson’s TROs and Preliminary Injunctions: Handling the Business Emergency, a guide on emergency remedies. Mr. Haeberle has been featured on CNN.com and Law.com regarding cryptocurrency disputes. He also presents continuing legal education classes for attorneys on many topics, including alter ego liability and collections, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants, attorney ethics, and contract litigation.

Mr. Haeberle graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2012 with honors. While in school, he participated in the Hinton Moot Court program. During law school, he also was involved in the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship where he assisted small business owners in handling corporate legal issues. He spent time during law school at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. In these varied positions, he gained experience in many practice areas ranging from environmental to criminal law.

Prior to joining the Patterson Law Firm, Mr. Haeberle was an associate at a Chicago law firm where he litigated a variety of cases, including breach of contract and consumer fraud cases, on behalf of businesses and individuals at the trial and appellate level.

Mr. Haeberle joined the Patterson Law Firm, LLC in September 2014 and was elevated to member in January 2017. Mr. Haeberle is licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin.


J.D., with honors, University of Chicago Law School, 2012

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Carleton College, 2008



United States District Court, Central District of Illinois

United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Member of Trial Bar

United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit



Milwaukee Public Museum 1882 Society 

American Association for Justice

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers


Breach of Contract

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Real Estate Litigation

Cryptocurrency Litigation

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

Employment Litigation

Insurance Coverage and Contractual Indemnity

Intellectual Property

Legal Malpractice

Shareholder Disputes

Trademark Infringement 

Unfair Competition


All About Cryptocurrencies: What They Are, How the Technology Works, and How They Are Regulated (Lorman, May 9, 2022)

Handling the Business Emergency- Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions (American Bar Association Section Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 28, 2022)

Fundamentals of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (Lorman, January 27, 2022)

Non-Compete Agreements 2021: Interpreting the Latest Guidance (NBI, September 8, 2021)

TROs and Preliminary Injunctions: Handling the Business Emergency (American Bar Association, 2021)

Mastering Non-Compete Agreements & Non-Solicitation Clauses (NBI, November 6, 2020)

Corporate Veil Piercing: Best practices to limit, How to Pierce and Alternative and complementary doctrines to veil piercing (Federal Bar Association, September 25, 2020)

Piercing the Corporate Veil & Alter Ego Liability (Rossdale, August 5 2020)

Negotiating Indemnity Clauses: Expectations vs. Reality (NBI, February 20, 2020)

Piercing the Single Member LLC Veil: Top Mistakes (NBI, 2018, 2019, and 2020)

Piercing the LLC Veil: Start to Finish (NBI, April 10, 2019)

Attorney’s Retaining Liens:  Know Your Rights But Assert Then Cautiously (Volume 20, Number 1, Winter 2018 Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association)

Ethical issues in advising small business and their members (DuPage County Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2018)

Risk Management for Plaintiff Attorneys (July 10, 2018, AAJ Annual Convention, Denver, CO)

Participated case
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