Mr. Seidel primarily represents regulated electric, gas and water public utilities.

On behalf of his public utility clients, Mr. Seidel has:

  • litigated rate cases,
  • provided advice for reorganizations,
  • conducted prudence reviews of fuel and gas purchases,
  • participated in electricity deregulation proceedings and administrative rulemaking,
  • sought power plant certification, and
  • provided counsel for utility financing.


In addition, Mr. Seidel has significant experience with commercial real estate transactions and conducts commercial litigation cases in federal and state courts.

Mr. Seidel is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he received his B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics in 1975. He is a graduate and Harno Fellow of the University of Illinois, Urbana Law School, where he received his J.D.

Mr. Seidel is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and has served as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of its Public Utility Law Committee.

W. Michael Seidel

200 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604-2461
Office: (312) 456-3411
Fax: (312) 939-5617