Michael D. Robinson,
M.P.H., M.B.A., J.D., LL.M.
Principal, Attorney at Law

Michael D. Robinson, M.P.H., M.B.A., J.D., LL.M. is an attorney licensed in Illinois, and multiple federal jurisdictions including the Supreme Court of the United States, and currently runs a small health law practice, The Law Firm of Michael D. Robinson & Associates, L.L.C., located in Chicago, where the firm focuses on food and drug law, regulatory compliance, and professional licensure.  Mr. Robinson has served as Adjunct Professor of Law, overseeing a required first year law course, Expert Learning, with the faculty director of the program over several semesters at The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois.  Mr. Robinson has experience doing trial work in both the state and federal courts and has successfully written briefs for, and orally argued in front of, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Robinson is a frequent guest lecturer at other law and graduate schools including National University in Lombard, Illinois and other professional schools.

Previously, Mr. Robinson worked for the United States Food and Drug Administration as Deputy Director of the Chicago District Investigations Branch.  He also served in various compliance and leadership positions over a seven year FDA career.  Prior, as a trained federal investigator, Mr. Robinson developed multiple cases for judicial and administrative actions including seizures, injunctions, and criminal prosecutions.  He was trained and specialized in biologics and pharmaceutical products.  Additionally, Mr. Robinson was the Chapter President for the NTEU (National Treasury Employees Union) and previously served as Chapter Vice-President of the same; he successfully negotiated multiple claims of employee grievances against management for fellow federal employees. Prior to joining the FDA, Mr. Robinson worked for over five years in a health care setting.

Mr. Robinson received his Master of Laws in Health Law and his LL.M. Certificate in Compliance from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Mr. Robinson received his Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, with honors; Juris Doctor; and J.D. Certificate in Health Law from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  While a law student, he served as Executive Justice in the Moot Court Honors Program and was a Morrissey Scholar.  Mr. Robinson received his Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. 

He may be reached at MDRobinson@MDRobinsonLaw.com

Health law practice areas

  • Food and drug law

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Professional licensure

Admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions

  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2019

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2015

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), 2015

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (General Bar), 2015

  • Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 2015

Member of

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys