Professional Experience

Mr. Brusatte has experience in a wide range of legal matters. He has represented clients in state and federal litigation, assisted businesses and organizations with routine and complex operational issues, aided employees with issues related to their employment, and provided representation in matters before administrative bodies such as the National Labor Relations Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Prior to joining Webber & Thies, Mr. Brusatte clerked for U.S. District Judge Colin S. Bruce in the Central District of Illinois (2014-2018), and before that was staff attorney for the Illinois Third District Appellate Court (2011-2014). Through these positions, he gained experience with a wide variety of complex civil and criminal litigation, at both the trial and appellate levels.


  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2018

Professional Activities

  • Mr. Brusatte is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Champaign County Bar Association, and a former member of the La Salle County Bar Association.
  • He currently serves as the Secretary of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluation–Outside Cook County and is registered with the ISBA’s “Lawyers in the Classroom” program which seeks to educate elementary and high school students about the American legal system.

Civic and Philanthropic Involvement

  • Mr. Brusatte has provided pro bono representation to indigent plaintiffs in federal civil rights cases in the Central District of Illinois.
  • He is a graduate of the 2019 Emerging Community Leaders Program through the United Way of Champaign County.

Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Michael

1Mike was a member of the Orange Krush cheering section for the University of Illinois basketball team in 2004-2007.

2While a student at the University of Illinois, Mike attended both the NCAA Final Four Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and the New Year’s Day Rose Bowl Game.

3Mike was an intern for President Barack Obama in 2007 when Mr. Obama was a United States Senator.

4While in high school, Mike caught David Ortiz’s 25th career homerun at Comiskey Park when the Chicago White Sox hosted the Minnesota Twins.

5After law school, Mike was a volunteer firefighter for two years in La Salle County, Illinois.