Michael A. Airdo
Mr. Airdo is a founding Member of Airdo Werwas, LLC. His practice focuses on the handling of complex civil litigation matters, including healthcare litigation, the defense of long-term care and assisted living facilities, catastrophic injury claims, municipal matters, and cases involving corporations, not-for-profit entities, educational facilities, and trade associations. He has a broad base of experience in representing the unique legal needs of religious institutes and religiously sponsored ministries. Mr. Airdo represents mental health professionals and has a wide array of experience in resolving matters through the alternative dispute resolution process. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to his legal practice, including the legal liabilities that arise in retail establishments, board governance and fiduciary liabilities, and the legal and pastoral response of child-serving organizations to victims of childhood sexual abuse. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Village of Bartlett from 2001 to 2011 and as Mayor of Bartlett from 2011 to 2013.
Mr. Airdo serves as civil legal counsel for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, works closely with the Resource Center for Religious Institutes, and is on Praesidium’s National Advisory Council for the Y-USA. Michael proudly serves as a legal counsel to Hanover Township and Palatine Township. He is also general counsel to Associated Equipment Distributors and the Technology and Manufacturing Association. Mr. Airdo is a Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and serves as Midwest Regional Chair of the Membership Committee. He is also a member of the IADC Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He is a member of Leading Lawyers. He received both his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, and his law degree, with honors, from DePaul University.