Michael A. Scodro

Supreme Court & Appellate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Consumer Litigation & Class Actions

"Mike Scodro has struck me with his mastery of appellate strategy and the ability to select the right arguments to focus on and then articulate them concisely and persuasively."
Legal 500 US


Michael A. Scodro is a partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate practice. Prior to joining Mayer Brown from another prominent firm, he spent more than six years as the Illinois Solicitor General, where he oversaw the civil and criminal appeals divisions of the Attorney General’s Office, supervising more than 40 attorneys in appeals in which the state was a party. He also advised the Illinois Attorney General on constitutional and other significant legal issues.


  • Yale Law School, JD
    Executive Editor, Yale Law Journal; Articles Editor, Yale Journal of International Law
  • Dartmouth College, AB, summa cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa; Rufus Choate Scholar


  • Illinois


  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois