About The Firm

Mike McElvain has a commitment to excellence and a passion for justice.

Mike is originally from Bushnell, Illinois. He graduated from Bushnell-Prairie City High School, and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture in 1969, and a Jurist Doctorate Degree in 1972.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, McLean County Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mike was President of the McLean County Bar Association in 2009-2010 and has┬áserved twice on the McLean County Bar Association’s Board of Directors.

He received the Lincoln Award of Excellence from the McLean County Bar Association in 2008 for service to the public good and the high standards of the legal profession.

He is one of four organizers of the Robert Underwood Inn of Court, a peer group organization which promotes the enhancement of trial skills. He has served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President and he is a Master of the Bench.

Mike has served on the State Bar Section Council on Tort Law and edited their newsletter, Tort Trends, for six years. He has also written for the Southern Illinois University Law Review.

Mike and his wife Shirley live in Heyworth, Illinois. They have two daughters, Mary and Sarah.

He raises Southdown sheep and is the Past President of the McLean County Sheep Producers and the Illinois Lamb & Wool Producers.

Mike has coached youth softball and taught Sunday school class at St. Patrick’s Church in Wapella, Illinois.