Christopher W. Carmichael

Christopher W. Carmichael

Christopher W. Carmichael

Biography

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Christopher W. Carmichael is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Chicago office, concentrating on appeals and commercial litigation.

Mr. Carmichael's appellate practice covers a wide range of subject matters from criminal to class actions. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Carmichael served as a law clerk to Judge William J. Bauer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Manufacturers & Distributors

advised product designers and manufacturers on Uniform Commercial Code (UCC Article 2) warranty terms, damage waivers, and limitations of liability
prosecuted and defended claims for breach of warranty and indemnity for products, including recalled and retrofitted products
defended manufacturers, publishers, and distributors against false marketing, fraud, and consumer fraud claims

Healthcare

represented hospitals in leasing and contract disputes with physicians and other entities
represented hospitals in breach of contract and breach of warranty claims with vendors
represented health insurance providers in reimbursement contract dispute

Commercial Lenders

represented commercial lenders in contested foreclosures of office buildings and multi-family developments
represented commercial lenders in requests for emergency and temporary relief
defended commercial lenders against lien claims and code enforcement actions

Mr. Carmichael's appellate practice covers a wide range of subject matters and focuses on the skill of advocating to appellate panels. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Carmichael served as a law clerk to Judge William J. Bauer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. Mr. Carmichael has argued dozens of appeals in state and federal appellate courts, including:

People ex rel City of Chicago v. Le Mirage, Inc. (Ill. Supreme Court)
U.S. v. Crisofer Tichneor, No. 11-2433 (7th Cir. 2012)
Monica Gonzalez-Servin, et al v. Ford Motor Company, et al, 662 F.3d 931 (7th Cir. 2011)
ADT v. Lisle Woodridge Fire Protection District et al., No. 10-3968 (7th Cir. 2011)
U.S. v. Ronnanita Fluker, No. 11-1013 (7th Cir. 2011)
People ex rel. City of Chicago v. Le Mirage, Inc., (E2 Nightclub) et al, 2011 IL App (1st) 093547
Gambino v. Boulevard Mortgage Corp., 922 N.E.2d 380 (Ill. 1st Dist. 2009)
Burnett v. Stroger, 905 N.E.2d 939 (Ill. 1st Dist. 2009)
U.S. v. Ortega-Vargas, No. 08-2886 (7th Cir. 2009)
Gregory v. Georgia-Pacific & Mobil, 892 N.E.2d 563 (Ill. 1st Dist. 2008)
White v. Schulz, No. 07-763 (Ill. 1st Dist. 2008)
Sanchez & Daniels v. Koresko, 503 F.3d 610 (7th Cir. 2007)
Daniels v. Bursey, 430 F.3d 424 (7th Cir. 2005).

Mr. Carmichael is an adjunct professor at DePaul College of Law, where he teaches Emergency Relief and Equitable Remedies.
Honors & Awards

Pro Bono All Star, Holland & Knight, 2007, 2011
Pro Bono Champ, Holland & Knight, 2005-2007
Order of the Coif, 2001
DePaul Law Review, Article and Note Editor, 2000-2001

Memberships

DePaul Center for Public Interest Law, Advisory Board, 2008-present
Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter, Board of Directors, 2012-present
Appellate Lawyer's Association, Rules Committee, 2013-present
CARPLS, Associate Board, 2012-present
Chicago Bar Association, Chair, YLS Client Development and Firm Economics Committee, 2008-2009
Chicago Bar Association, Investigator, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2007-2008


Practices

Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Appellate
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Healthcare Litigation

Education

DePaul University College of Law, J.D., with honors
Loyola University Chicago, B.A., History, with distinction

Bar Admissions

Illinois
Massachusetts

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

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Dean at DePaul University - College of Law

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Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Labor, Employment & Benefits at Exelon Corporation

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Dean at Drexel University - Earle Mack School of Law

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Partner at Duane Morris LLP

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Adjunct Professor of Law at DePaul University - College of Law

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Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

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Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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Chief Information Security Officer at Jenner & Block LLP

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Assistant Professor of Law at DePaul University - College of Law

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Adjunct Professor at DePaul University - College of Law

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Education
J.D. with Honors, Order of the Coif

DePaul University College of Law challenges and enlightens students by placing the highest priority on innovative programs of instruction that include both traditional classroom theory and professional skills training

B.A. in History with Distinction

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

Memberships
Article and Note Editor
2000 - 2001
Career History
Adjunct Professor
Current

DePaul University College of Law challenges and enlightens students by placing the highest priority on innovative programs of instruction that include both traditional classroom theory and professional skills training

Tenure Unconfirmed

Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

Clerk
Prior

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (in case citations, 7th Cir.) is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the courts in the following districts: Central District of Illinois Northern District of Illinois Southern District of Illinois Northern District of Indiana Southern District of Indiana Eastern District of Wisconsin Western District of Wisconsin The court is based at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois. It is one of thirteen United States courts of appeals, composed of eleven judges.

Boards & Committees
Member of the Associate Board
2012 - Current
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $101
2012

The Chicago Bar Foundation mobilizes Chicago's legal community to improve access to justice.

Political Donations
$500
2008

Founder at Foundation for Rational Economics and Education

$250
2003

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Wesley K. Clark & Associates LLC

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