Attorney Michael Stanley Bio

Attorney Michael T. Stanley

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Attorney Michael T. Stanley is a distinguished attorney with an extensive background in various areas of law, ranging from intellectual property litigation to real estate transactions.  With a career spanning nearly two decades, Michael’s breadth of experience and dedication to his clients have established him as a respected figure in the legal community.

Michael T. Stanley joined Ford Banister LLC in 2023, where he currently practices intellectual property litigation, handles international e-commerce disputes, and manages trademark practice within the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Michael’s role at Ford Banister LLC highlights his ability to navigate complex legal issues in a global context.

Outside of work, Michael is passionate about music.  In fact, he’s been an amateur musician since about 4th grade, playing both the guitar and cello. So when Michael’s not preparing a case to go to court, you can find him prepping his instruments for a jamming session.


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Juris Doctor

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Master of Science

California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
Bachelor of Arts



Northern District of Illinois

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States Supreme Court


Chicago Bar Association



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