801 N Cass;, Suite 200;  Westmont Illinois 60559
Telephone:  630-654-8333 
Fax: 630-321-1430  michaeltbyrne@aol.com


Practice Areas: Criminal Law; Driving While Intoxicated; Drug Crimes; Felonies; Homicide; Sexual Assault; Traffic Violations; Probation Violations


Admitted: 1982, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Education: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S., 1978); John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1981)


Bar Association Memberships: Chicago and DuPage County Bar Associations.


Born: Evanston Illinois, December 9, 1956


ISLN: 908618352




An Attorney who is great to have on your side:

Mike Byrne is highly experienced, personable and competitive with over 30 years of experience trying hundreds of criminal and traffic cases. Mike began as a public defender and quickly rose to the elite murder task force prior to entering private practice 25 years ago where he is highly respected by his peers, prosecutors, and judges. Mike has achieved the highest rating Matindale-Hubbell awards for legal ability when anonymously rated by other lawyers and judges.


Below Michael T. Byrne, Attorney explains wise procedures to take immediately when you are pulled over for DUI (video 2 of 2 on DUI advice)


Michael T. Byrne, Attorney relates summary and anecdotal experiences defending DUI, traffic and general defense cases (video 1 of 2 on DUI advice)

See video Transcripts here. 


My Philosophy:


Preparation every case whether it is a dui or murder requires preparation.  Through subpoenas, filing motions and thoroughly investigating the case the defendant has the best chance to win or negotiate a case from a position of strength.  I believe that once a case is fully prepared it is the lawyers job to honestly assess the risks going forward and the clients job to choose how to proceed.  (bench trial, jury trial or plea)


Personal Attention On criminal and traffic cases personal representation is optimal.  Having a client passed from associate to associate does clients a disservice.  I personally represent all my clients, to insure that nothing falls between the cracks.





Ratings : Lawyers.com has a rating system with three possible ratings for legal ability and ethics.  Lawyers and judges are surveyed to arrive at each individuals rating.  I received the highest rating for both categories legal ability and ethics. 


DUI attorney    See Michael T Byrne, esq. at myDUIattorney.org