50 W. Douglas St., Suite 300 • Freeport, IL 61032
815.656.4600

“He’s probably worked more than 10,000 cases, civil and criminal, and settled hundreds of them. He is what I would consider a real treasure in being able to have the personality and knowledge to settle cases. He’s earned his reputation.”
– Senior U.S. District Judge Philip Reinhard

P. Michael Mahoney

Born on March 3, 1946 in Portage, Wisconsin, Mike spent most of his younger years in Freeport, Illinois where he attended St. Mary’s Grade School and Aquin High School. He received his B.A. Degree from St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa in 1968, and his J.D. Degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1971. During the time he was at the University of Illinois, he was an editor of the University of Illinois College of Law Forum.

Starting in 1971, he began to practice law in Freeport in the firm that was started by his father, the Honorable Francis X. Mahoney. Judge P. Michael Mahoney was appointed a part-time U.S. Magistrate Judge on March 18, 1976. He held that position on a part-time basis as the only Magistrate Judge in the Western Division of the Northern District of Illinois, until May 27, 1992, when he was appointed full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division.

From 1992 to 2002 Judge P. Michael Mahoney was an adjunct professor of Advanced Criminal Procedure at Northern Illinois University College of Law, a position he enjoyed very much. In that course, he taught third year law students criminal procedure from a Constitutional Law vantage point.

Judge Mahoney served as the only Magistrate Judge in the Western Division until he resigned his position on December 31, 2012 and accepted Recall. Judge Mahoney remained on Recall through May 1, 2014. As Magistrate Judge, Judge Mahoney was involved in virtually all types of civil litigation that occurred in the Western Division. Every civil case that was filed was assigned to the Magistrate Judge for handling of discovery matters, case management orders and also to hold settlement conferences. Judge Mahoney has done settlement conferences in literally thousands of cases during his tenure as Magistrate Judge.

Judge P. Michael Mahoney and his wife, Cristine, reside in Freeport. He has a son, Tim, who also practices at Mahoney & Mahoney, and a son, Dan who also lives in Freeport.

Please contact P. Michael at mike@mahoneymahoney.com.

Award-Winning
Settlements

$8,000,000 personal injury settlement reached by Attorney Tim Mahoney against Schneider Trucking.

$4,000,000 wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Department by Attorney Tim Mahoney and Coplan & Crane as co-counsel.

$1,100,000 personal injury settlement reached by Attorney Tim Mahoney on behalf of the estate of a grandmother in a fatal motor vehicle accident.