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MICHAEL ANTONIO CANGANELLI

Attorney and Counselor at Law

3348 North Troy Street

Chicago, IL 60618-5728

1(312) 802-7970 mobile

michaelantoniocanganelli@gmail.com

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Admitted to the Practice of Law Before the Following Courts:

November 1, 1982, Supreme Court of Illinois, #6183126, Cook County, IL #52835, DuPage County, IL #10575

December 6, 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the:

December 16, 1982, General bar, Northern District of Illinois

February 1, 1990, Trial bar, Northern District of Illinois

January 6, 1986, Eastern District of Wisconsin

February 14, 1986, Northern District of Indiana

May 18, 1994, Southern District of Indiana and

May 10, 1995, Central District of Illinois

Other Professional Licensures:

From September 23, 2003 until December 31, 2007, I was a loan solicitor, and a legal insurance producer in Indiana.

From December 24, 2003 until December 31, 2007 I was an Indiana life insurance producer.

From March 9, 2004 until March 9, 2008, I was an Illinois life insurance producer.

From July 1, 2005 until June 30, 2007, I was an Illinois loan solicitor Reg. #032.0000343.

From July 1, 2005 until the present, I have been an Indiana Substitute Teacher.

Certifications:

January 2, 1991, Illinois Department of Central Management Services Certified Hearings Referee

February 1, 1999, Illinois Department of Central Management Services Certified Public Service Administrator

Experience:

Since November 1, 1982 I have been a solo general practitioner attorney and counselor at law in Chicago, Illinois. Some of the cases I have litigated include: Indiana University v. Canganelli, 501 N.E.2d 299 (Ill. App. Ct., 1986); Canganelli v. Lake County Ind. Dept. of Pub. Welfare (In re Canganelli), 132 B.R. 369 (Bankr. N.D. Ind., 1991) which was disparaged only as to the portion which had gone against me in http://laws.lp.findlaw.com/getcase/7th/case/972761.html; and CANGANELLI v. CANGANELLI, 766 N.E.2d 411, (Ind. Ct. App., 2002).

Beginning on January 11, 2001, I concurrently was an independent contractor having attained the rank of Associate Three with Life Force International, #20561394.

Beginning in August 1999, I was also an Independent Business Owner with Unicity Network (formerly Rexall Showcase International, Inc.), #35101301.

Beginning on May 8, 2006 until December 31, 2007, I was concurrently an independent contractor talent scout manager for Impact Worldwide with my scout ID being MICA4688.

From Fall 2011 until Spring 2012 I was concurrently an Indiana Substitute Teacher in the School City of Mishawaka, Indiana and was also registered with the school system in South Bend, Indiana. From the Fall 2005 until Spring 2012, I was concurrently an Indiana Substitute Teacher in all Porter County Indiana school systems from first grade through high school level. In April 1990, I was concurrently substitute taught in the School City of Whiting, Indiana, before the licensing requirement.

From September 23, 2003 until December 31, 2007, I was concurrently an independent contractor holding the rank of District Leader at a 50% sales commission level with Primerica Financial Services, Solution #BERN3.

From April 17, 2007 through July 31, 2007, I was concurrently an attorney at ComPsych Corporation, LegalConnect Division, NBC Tower - 13th Floor, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL 60611-5322, providing general legal information and local attorney referrals by telephone and email.

From August 2000 until August 2004, I was concurrently an independent contractor Team Trainer performing sales with ACN (formerly American Communications Network).

From October 1, 1998 until December 31, 2004, I served concurrently as a Public Service Administrator for the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), Revenue Bureau, Remittances and Reporting Division, Document Control Subdivision, Magnetic Media Unit, Diskette Section, wherein I supervised up to eight full-time Unemployment Insurance Revenue Analyst II staff persons, beginning at $61,800 per annum, ending at $70,704.

From August 16, 1998 until September 30, 1998, I served concurrently as a Hearings Referee, Board of Review, Illinois Department of Employment Security in Chicago, Illinois, beginning and ending at $56,184.

From December 1, 1993 until August 15, 1998, I served concurrently as a Hearings Referee, Appeals Division, Administrative Hearings Subdivision, Tax Unit, Illinois Department of Employment Security in Chicago, Illinois, beginning at $35,000 and ending at $56,184, where I wrote the original decision after hearing in DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY vs National Data Services of Chicago, Inc., H-37509 which was upheld by the Illinois Appellate Court in http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2001/2ndDistrict/March/Html/2000078.htm.

From July 1, 1990 until November 30, 1993, I concurrently acted as a Hearings Referee, Appeals Division, Benefits Appeals Subdivision, Metro South Unit, Illinois Department of Employment Security in Chicago and Burbank, Illinois, beginning at $29,604 and ending at $35,000.

From November 9, 1988 until August 31, 1989, I served concurrently as a Managing Attorney for Hyatt Legal Services in Forest Park and Homewood, Illinois, supervising up to four staff attorneys and four legal assistants, beginning at $24,000 and ending at $40,200.

From July 7, 1987 until November 9, 1988 I served concurrently as a Staff Attorney for Hyatt Legal Services in Burbank, Chicago (Ford City), Tinley Park, and occasionally in Homewood and LaGrange, Illinois, beginning and ending at $23,000.

From 1984 until July 7, 1987, I was concurrently an attorney with the defunct law firm of Klimek & Ricchiardi in Chicago, Illinois.

From January 25, 1981 until July 7, 1987, I was concurrently an Emergency Management Program Specialist, Series 301, General Schedule 12, for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region V, in both Chicago, Illinois and Battle Creek, Michigan, beginning at $23,942 and ending at $37,997.

From November 1, 1979 until January 24, 1981, I was a Land Law Examiner in the Lands and Mining Section, Lands and Minerals Operations Branch, Technical Division, Wyoming State Office, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, beginning at $19,604 and ending at $23,000, where I wrote additional decision letters later affirmed in the Geosearch, Inc. series of cases which were decided before the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Board of Land Appeals and affirmed in many decisions in federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

From July 1, 1979 until October 31, 1979, I was a Paralegal Specialist for the Oil and Gas Section, Lands and Minerals Operations Branch, Technical Division, Wyoming State Office, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, beginning and ending at $19,604, where I wrote decision letters later affirmed in the Geosearch, Inc. series of cases which were decided before the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Board of Land Appeals and affirmed in many decisions in federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

From November 24, 1978 until June 30, 1979, I was a postal clerk five while also training to become a postal clerk six at the Main Post Office, Chicago, Illinois, beginning at $7.09 and ending at $7.21 per hour.

From January 8, 1975 until November 23, 1978, I was the Senior Law Clerk and Law Librarian with the defunct law firm of Gottlieb & Schwartz in Chicago, Illinois, beginning at $6,900 and ending at $10,000, where I performed research and other services related to Daniel v. Central States Pension Fund, Thompson v. Trafelet, and other federal and Illinois state cases.

Legal Education:

I was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law on June 18, 1978.

Pre-Law Educational Background:

Although I never started the graduate seminar or thesis, I did finish the otherwise required course work for a master of arts degree in Religious Studies at Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana), December 1974.

I was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University (Double Major in Religious Studies and History) (Bloomington, Indiana), May 15, 1974.

Bar Association Membership:

I am a former member of:

January 2000-June 2001, American Bankruptcy Institute

1977-1978, 1983, 1990-2002, and 2004, American Bar Association

1983, American Judicature Society

1983, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

1995, Catholic Lawyers Guild, St. Thomas More Society, (Diocese of Gary in Indiana)

1983, Chicago Council of Lawyers

1983, Federal Bar Association

1995-2006, (Illinois) Government Bar Association

1990-2006, Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges, where I served as either the elected secretary or an elected member of the Board of Directors from 1990-1999

2003-2006, Illinois Native American Bar Association

1977-1978 and 1983, Illinois State Bar Association

1985-1990, Justinian Society of Lawyers (Northwest Indiana)

1990-2006, National Association of Administrative Law Judges

1983-1986, Seventh Circuit Bar Association

January 21, 1975 through June 18, 1978, Student Bar Association of the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law

In addition, I was very active from 1983 until 2005 with the Chicago Bar Association, wherein:

in the Administrative Law Practice Committee, I served as: Chair: (Elected to serve from 1997-1998, and elected again, serving from 2002-2005), Elected Vice-Chair (1996-1997 and 2001-2002) and Elected Legislative Liaison (1998-1999 and 2001-2005)

in the Administrative Law Judges Service Committee, I was the elected Chair (2002-2003)

in the (Illinois) Civil Practice Committee, I served as: Elected Secretary (2004-2005), Elected Chair of Division III, (2002-2003); Elected Vice-Chair of Division III, (2001-2002); and an Elected Representative to the Executive Section (2000-2001)

in the Government Service Committee I was the Elected Legislative Liaison from 2004-2005), and

in the Solo/Small Firm Practitioners Service Committee, I served as:  Elected Chair (2003-2004), Elected Vice-Chair (2002-2003), Elected Legislative Liaison (2004-2005)

In addition, at various times since 1983, I have belonged to the following additional committees thereof:

Appellate Practice Committee,

Asset Protection Practice Committee,

Bankruptcy/Reorganization Practice Committee,

Federal Civil Procedure Practice Committee

(as well as the Local Federal Rules Practice Ad Hoc Subcommittee thereof),

Income Tax Committee,

Law Office Technology Service Committee,

Legislative Committee,

Professional Responsibility Service Committee,

and the Unauthorized Practice of Law/Multi-Disciplinary Practice Service Committee.

Community Activities:

2003-2004, Elected Chair, International Association of Workforce Professionals (Illinois Chapter, Central Office Subchapter)

2003-2005, Co-Chair Bylaws Committee, International Association of Workforce Professionals (Illinois Chapter)

2002-2005, Parliamentarian, International Association of Workforce Professionals (Illinois Chapter)

1999-2006, Member, International Association of Workforce Professionals (Illinois Chapter, Central Office Subchapter)

June 2000, First District Delegate to the Indiana State Democratic Convention

2000-2001, Member, National Arbor Day Foundation

1998 Twentieth Anniversary Reunion Chairman, 1978 Graduating Class, Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law

Member, Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumnae/i

Life Member, Indiana University Alumni Association

1999-2001, Member, Illinois Unemployment Insurance Adjudicators’ Association

November 1997, Elected Delegate, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10, Illinois State Convention, Springfield, Illinois

1996-1997, Elected Negotiator for Illinois Statewide Master Contract, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10

July 2, 1990-September 30, 1998, Member, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10

January 1, 1995-2000, Member, Valparaiso Area Democrat Club, Valparaiso, Indiana

1995-1997, Advisory Board Member, Valparaiso Area Democrat Club, Valparaiso, Indiana

1995-1996, Member, Valparaiso, Indiana Mayor‘s Sign Ordinance Task Force

March 1, 1995-September 30, 1998, Lead Steward, Chicago Central Office, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10

July 1, 1991-October 31, 1992, Elected Negotiator for the first Illinois Statewide Contract for Hearings Referees, Hearings Referee Intermittents, and Technical Advisors I-III (all attorney positions), American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10

July 1, 1983-May 31, 1985, Elected Chief Union Spokesperson in the first labor-management agreement between FEMA, Region V, and the American Federation of Government Employees, Local #1626

1985, Elected Chief Steward for Chicago, Illinois and Battle Creek, Michigan, Region V offices of FEMA

January 25, 1981-July 7, 1987, Steward, the American Federation of Government Employees, Local #1626

January 25, 1981-July 7, 1987, Member, the American Federation of Government Employees, Local #1626

1981-1982, Member, The Naturist Society

1981-1982, Member, The National Wildlife Federation

1981-1982, Member, The Save the Dunes Council

1981-1982, Contributor, Citizens’ Action Coalition

1980-1981, Associate Member, National Association of Letter Carriers

1979-1980, Associate Member, American Postal Workers Union

July 1, 1979-January 24, 1981, Member, BLM Wyoming State Office Employees' Association

November 24, 1978-June 30, 1979, Member, American Postal Workers Union

1970-1974, Contributor, Indiana Public Interest Research Group

1963-1964, Second Class Boy Scout, Tippecanoe Council, West LaFayette, Indiana

1963, Webelos Scout, Tippecanoe Council, West LaFayette, Indiana

1961-1963, Cub Scout, Tippecanoe Council, West LaFayette, Indiana

Political Activities:

2008, Door to Door Election Canvasser and Poll Attorney in the Indiana Primary Season for the Successful Democratic Presidential Nominee Campaign of Barack Hussein Obama in Valparaiso, Indiana

2003-2005, Elected Chair, International Association of Workforce Professionals (Illinois Chapter, Chicago Central Office Sub-chapter)
May 29, 2001, Awarded 2001 Presidential Inaugural Commission
June 2000, First District Delegate to the Indiana State Democratic Convention
November 1997, Elected Delegate, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10, Illinois State Convention, Springfield, Illinois
2000, Telephone and Door-to-Door Election Canvasser for the Successful Gubernatorial Campaign of Governor O'Bannon in Indiana

1999, Campaign Worker for the Successful Mayoral Campaign of Mayor David Butterfield in Valparaiso, Indiana

1996-1997, Elected Negotiator for Illinois Statewide Master Contract, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10

1995, Campaign Worker for the Successful Mayoral Campaign of Mayor David Butterfield in Valparaiso, Indiana

1995-2000, Member, Valparaiso Area Democrat Club, Valparaiso, Indiana
1995-1997, Advisory Board Member, Valparaiso Area Democrat Club, Valparaiso, Indiana
1995-1996, Member, Valparaiso, Indiana Mayor‘s Sign Ordinance Task Force

1995-1999, Member, Valparaiso Area Democrat Club, Valparaiso, Indiana

1995-1998, Co-Chair, PEOPLE Political Activist-Donation Program, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006

July 1, 1991-October 31, 1992, Elected Negotiator for the first Illinois Statewide Contract for Hearings Referees, Hearings Referee Intermittents, and Technical Advisors I-III (all attorney positions)American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10

1985, Elected Chief Steward for Chicago, Illinois and Battle Creek, Michigan, Region V offices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the American Federation of Government Employees, Local #1626

1978, Election Registration Worker in Cicero Township, Illinois.

Religious Activities:

I am a registered member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Student Newman Center and Community, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, wherein I have part of a Diocesan team of facilitators in Come Holy Spirit, on the Third Roman Missal transition team at the community, as well as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults team, facilitated the Financial Peace University seminar, and I have also served as an occasional altar server, lector, and as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Student Newman Center, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Since 1992, I have also been a registered parishioner at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Valparaiso, Indiana, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary in Indiana.

I became a fourth degree Knight of Columbus, in the Father Sorin Assembly, Valparaiso, Indiana.  I served it as Faithful Scribe from 1995-1997.

I belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Council #738, Valparaiso, Indiana.

From 1994-1996 and 2000-2003 I served as Chancellor with Council #738.

From 1993-1994 I served as Warden with Council #738.,

From 2000-2002, I had also been a member of the board of directors of the Columbian Club (the holding company for the Knights of Columbus, Council #738), Valparaiso, Indiana.

In April 2000, I was the delegate from Council #738 to the Ninety-ninth Convention of the Indiana District of the Knights of Columbus at Indianapolis.

In November 1999, I was a student of Retrouvaille, at Ancilla Domini College, Donaldson, Indiana and again at Fatima House in Indianapolis, Indiana in January 2010.  Since 2010 I have been a CORE member of the Northwest Indiana CORE,  attended Regional Conferences, a formation weekend, served with my wife as an angel couple in August 2010, was discerned to be a CORE facilitator in May 2011, and have been designated to attend an international Retrouvaille conference in Panama City, Panama in September 2011.

Since 1998, I have been a cursillista in the Diocese of Gary, Indiana.

Beginning in 1995, I was a member of the Portage, Indiana Worldwide Marriage Encounter Community.

February 1994, I gave a testimonial at Christ Renews His Parish, St. Paul Church.

1995, I was a founding member of the reborn St. Thomas More Society of the Catholic Lawyers Guild (Diocese of Gary, Indiana).

1995, my wife and I helped found the Valparaiso, Indiana Worldwide Marriage Encounter Community.

1985-1992, I served as a registered member of Sacred Heart Parish, at Whiting, Indiana, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary in Indiana.

1989-1990, I served as a lector/commentator at Sacred Heart Parish, at Whiting, Indiana, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary in Indiana.

1982-1985, I served as a registered member of St. Bridget Parish, Hobart, Indiana, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary in Indiana.

1981-1982, I served as a registered member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Valparaiso, Indiana, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary in Indiana.

1979-1981, I served as a registered member of St. Mary Cathedral Parish, Cheyenne, Wyoming, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne in Wyoming, where I took three adult religion courses.

1975-1976, I was a registered parishioner and served as a member of the liturgy committee at St. Frances of Rome Parish, at Cicero, Illinois, within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago in Illinois.

1968-October 31, 1982, purely as an anti-Vietnam War protest I was an ordained Universal Life Church minister.

1967-1968, I served as a lector/commentator at Blessed Sacrament Parish, West LaFayette, Indiana of the Roman Catholic Diocese of LaFayette in Indiana.

1962-1968, I served as an altar boy at Blessed Sacrament Parish, West LaFayette, Indiana of the Roman Catholic Diocese of LaFayette in Indiana.

Union Activities:

November 1997, Elected Delegate, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10, Illinois State Convention, Springfield, Illinois


1996-1997, Elected Negotiator for Illinois Statewide Master Contract, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10


March 1995 until September 30, 1998, Lead Steward for the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, singlehandedly representing most grievants and disciplinees in all but one case during that time in the Chicago central office, as well as some departmental local offices and another department’s Chicago office, both in my own bargaining unit of attorneys and in other bargaining units

1995-1998, Co-Chair, PEOPLE Political Activist-Donation Program, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006

July 1, 1991-October 31, 1992, Elected Negotiator for the first Illinois Statewide Contract for Hearings Referees, Hearings Referee Intermittents, and Technical Advisors I-III (all attorney positions), American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, Bargaining Unit RC-10

July 2, 1990-September 30, 1998, Member, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, RC-10

July 2, 1990-June 30, 1991, Organizer, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, Local #1006, RC-10

1985, Elected Chief Steward for Chicago, Illinois and Battle Creek, Michigan, Region V offices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the American Federation of Government Employees, Local #1626

March 1981 through July 17, 1987, Steward for Chicago, Illinois and Battle Creek, Michigan, Region V offices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the American Federation of Government Employees, Local #1626 single-handedly representing grievants in all but one case during that time in the Chicago regional office

March 1981 through July 17, 1987, Member, American Federation of Government Employees, Local #1626

1981, Organizer, American Federation of Government Employees, Local #1626 in Chicago, Illinois

1980-1981, Associate Member, National Association of Letter Carriers

July 1979-June 1980, Associate Member, American Postal Workers Union.
November 1978-June 1979, Member, American Postal Workers Union.

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