AURORA—Attorney Michael C. Funkey of Aurora was included in the recently published Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers, distributed with the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal.
Funkey, whose offices are in Aurora, grew up in the Elburn and Sugar Grove area, graduated from Kaneland Junior High School and Marmion Military Academy in Aurora. He graduated from Loyola University of the South in New Orleans, La., earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1967 and a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University’s College of Law in 1970.
He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1970, and was employed by Chicago Title Insurance Company as a title examiner. In 1971, Funkey entered the general practice of law as an associate, and on Jan. 1, 1977, became a partner in the Aurora Law Firm of Alschuler, Putnam, McWethy, Funkey & Grometer. Since 1996, he has been the principal and owner of The Funkey Law Offices in Aurora.
Funkey is presently engaged in the general practice of law in Aurora, with primary emphasis on civil litigation and criminal defense. His experience covers many different types of cases, including insurance defense, plaintiff’s personal injury, extensive experience in family law cases, commercial and business litigation, eminent domain and other types of litigation.
He served as village attorney for the village of Elburn for 12 years, township attorney for Aurora Township for eight years, and served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northern Illinois University’s College of Law from 1996 until 2008.
He is active in the Illinois State Bar Association, was a member of the Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council from 1992 to 2005, served as Chairman from 2003 to 2004 and was a member of the Tort Section Counsel of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Funkey is a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Aurora and resides in Aurora with his wife, Sandra H. Funkey. They have four children and five grandchildren.