Michael E. Byczek

Michael E. Byczek is an Illinois attorney and real estate broker with a background in computer engineering. He is a published author of digital books and a mobile app developer.

Michael is a 6th generation Chicagoan (5th born in the city) and lifelong resident of the Bridgeport neighborhood. His family is one of the oldest in Chicago dating back to one of the earliest settlers in 1835.

As a local historian and genealogist, Michael has compiled an extensive collection of Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois history along with American, European, and military research.

His compassionate lifestyle embraces family tradition, veganism, and the environment along with moral and ethical viewpoints.

Favorite activities/venues include the Art Institute, Navy Pier, Millennium Park concerts, the Chicago lakefront and Riverwalk, Museum Campus, Burnham Harbor, boating, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Mag Mile, State Street, and History Museum.

Attorney - byczeklaw.com

Michael has been a licensed Illinois attorney since 2007. He combined a technical background in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering with a law degree to assist clients with intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights) and innovative technology.

He developed his own business software used to provide legal services that include e-commerce, research, case management, document preparation, and archives.

One example is data-driven analysis of all real estate throughout Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois for property tax assessments. This data has been used to assist property owners with appeal documentation. Specialized databases for patent, trademark, and copyright registrations are also maintained to evaluate technological trends and to better assist clients with similar applications and research.

Michael also developed top-ranked mobile apps (iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows) for intellectual property that were consistently ranked as the top titles for those legal topics along with PDF document generator tools to print legal documents. Apple listed one of these titles among the top grossing apps for macOS.

Other legal services include real estate and estate plans. Documents have been filed during legal proceedings with the Cook County Clerk of Court, 1st District Appellate Court of Illinois, and the Illinois Supreme Court. Real estate tax assessment appeals have been submitted to the Cook County Assessor, Cook County Board of Review, and Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board in Springfield.

Visit the Byczek Law online legal store to order common legal documents.

Managing Real Estate Broker - byczekbrokerage.com

Michael has been a Illinois real estate broker since 2003 and is currently licensed as a broker manager.

He has combined a background in law and technology for both residential and commercial transactions in either a broker or attorney role. This includes virtual tours, floorplans, digital marketing, video promotions, social media advertising, dedicated websites, and data analytics for comparable property valuation.

Technology - byczek.pro

Michael has been a professional software engineer since 2003 with experience in software development and hardware infrastructure. The Byczek family have owned computers beginning with the original Apple Macintosh models in the early 1980's. Michael began to publish personal and family websites shortly after the world wide web became publicly accessible in the mid 1990s.

His background consists of membership with the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) along with a degree in computer and information science with specialized training in electrical and computer engineering. This was combined with eight I.T. certifications as a system administrator for Linux and macOS awarded by Apple, CompTIA, and the Linux Practicing Institute (LPIC). Electrical engineering skills are highlighted with an FCC license as an Amateur Radio (HAM) operator that was first obtained in 1995.

Experience includes:
Michael has developed large data-driven platforms for research used in the legal and real estate industries. He was among the first attorneys in the United States to develop legal apps for mobile iOS devices at the beginning of the Apple iTunes store in 2008.


Juris Doctor, cum laude
The John Marshall Law School - Chicago, IL (2003-2007)

B.S. Computer and Information Science, summa cum laude
Online Coursework
University of Maryland - Adelphi, MD (2000 - 2002)

Real Estate Brokerage
The Chicago Association of Realtors (2003)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, IL (1998 - 2000)

Engineering Department - Graduate Studies
University of Illinois - Chicago, IL (2002)

Professional Licenses and Societies

Illinois Law License (2007-present): www.iardc.org (The Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois)

Illinois Managing Real Estate Broker (2003-present): https://idfpr.com (The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation).

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2018-present): www.ieee.org

Early and Primary Education

Park West Cooperative - Lincoln Park, Chicago (1984)
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools - Hyde Park, Chicago (1985-1990)
Specialized private tutoring (1990-1998)

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