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Michelle L. Weber

Partner, Chicago Office

ph: 312-332-7760

Michelle L. Weber

Michelle L. Weber practices in education law, with a primary focus on special education and student matters. Michelle brings a wealth of experience to her role at Robbins Schwartz, representing educational institutions, including school districts, community colleges and private schools. Michelle works with clients on a wide range of student-related legal issues, including special education, student discipline, student records, free speech, and board policy development. Michelle is also a member of the firm’s Freedom of Information Act and Title IX working groups and provides counsel to clients in these areas as well. 

Michelle is passionate about education and her strengths lie in finding creative and practical solutions to complex legal issues. Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, she served as an in-house attorney for Waukegan Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools, focusing on special education. Michelle began her career as a Teach for America Corps Member and middle school language arts teacher; an experience that significantly influenced her career trajectory. Drawing on her experience as a classroom teacher, Michelle offers clients a unique perspective, aiming to partner with them to achieve their goals while prioritizing the best interests of students. 

Beyond her legal practice, Michelle actively contributes to the community. She serves on the Board of Directors of North Park Elementary School, expanding her commitment to education and experience in the field. Outside of her professional pursuits, Michelle enjoys running, yoga, hiking, and spending quality time with her family.


  • J.D., Loyola University, College of Law
  • M.A., Loyola Marymount University
  • B.A., Trinity College

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Illinois


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys
  • Board of Directors, North Park Elementary School

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • The Three R’s: Recognizing, Reporting and Responding to Student Bullying Incidents, Robbins Schwartz School Administrators Conference (October 2023)
  • Addressing Student Mental Health Concerns and Threats to Campus Safety, Robbins Schwartz Virtual Legal Update for Illinois Higher Education Institutions Conference (September 2023)
  • Student Discipline and Trauma-Informed Practices for School Boards, Illinois State Board of Education Approved Professional Leadership Development Training (May 2023)
  • Navigating the IEP Process when DCFS is Involved, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (February 2023)
  • Removals to Interim Alternative Educational Setting for 45 School Days… Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How?, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference (February 2022)