OUR MISSION

PROVIDE  EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO CLIENTS AT AFFORDALE RATES.  AT THE HOARD LAW GROUP, WE BELIEVE THAT WHEN YOU DELIVER SERVICE THAT REACHES BEYOND CLIENT EXPECTATIONS AT AFFORDABLE RATES, YOU WILL HAVE A CLIENT FOREVER.  WE WILL ONLY REPRESENT YOU IN THE AREAS OF FOCUS.  THIS IS HOW WE PROVIDE SUPERB LEGAL SERVICES. IF WE CANNOT HELP YOU, REST ASSURED THAT WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A LIST OF COMPETENT ATTORNEYS TO CHOOSE FROM.

Key to any attorney and client relationship is communication.  Michael Hoard, Principal and Owner of The Hoard Law Group, Ltd., was raised in a rough neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago, but persevered and became a first generation college graduate.  After completion of law school, Michael was appointed as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General, where he argued criminal appeals in the Illinois Appellate Courts, Illinois Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  After working as a prosecutor, Michael went into private practice and worked in a small law firm for a number of years where he tried cases ranging from murder to DUI’s.  During that time, Michael taught Business Law, Court Systems, and Criminal Justice at the University of Phoenix.  Before launching The Hoard Law Group, Michael got his feet wet in the corporate sector and worked as an attorney for The Northern Trust Company.  Michael has the bona fides to effectively communicate and advocate for the common man or the corporate executive.  All of that experience is used daily to ensure that clients receive unrivaled representation.

EDUCATION

Truman State University, Kirksville, MO  - Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Justice Systems

Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL – Juris Doctorate

DePaul University, Chicago, Ill – Candidate for Masters of Business Administration

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT

Metropolitan Community Church

Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids (PEAK) -  Mentor/Advisory Board Member

Chicago Public Schools Real Men Read  

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  

Chicago Bar Association

The North Carolina Bar Association

Chicago Association of Realtors

Illinois Association of Realtors

National Association of Realtors