More than 25 years ago, six attorneys started a law firm which quickly developed a national reputation as a preeminent litigation law firm.

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E-mail: mkrause@cktrials.com

Office: 312-466-7210

Cell: 312-622-5870


  • Medical and professional liability

  • General tort litigation

  • Construction litigation

  • Premises liability

  • Product liability

  • Employment litigation

  • Intellectual property litigation.

  • John Marshall Law School, JD., 1991

  • Illinois State Bar, 1991

  • Wisconsin State Bar, 2014

  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1991

  • Federal Trial Bar, 1992

Michael D. Krause

Mr. Krause is the co-founder and an equity partner in the Chicago law firm of Connolly Krause LLC. A former Cook County State's Attorney, Mr. Krause currently concentrates his practice in medical and professional liability, general tort litigation, including construction litigation, premises liability, product liability, employment litigation and intellectual property litigation.



  • Member of The Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers - Elected to Board of Managers, September 2012

  • Chicago Bar AssociationIllinois State Bar Association

  • Member, Defense Research InstituteAmerican Health Lawyers AssociationAmerican Society for Healthcare Risk Management

  • Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society

  • Member, Board of Directors, Air-One Emergency Response Coalition


Mr. Krause has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of Leading Laywers.