Mike Wassell was born in Alaska in 1953. He grew up in the Quad Cities. After serving three years in the United States Marine Corps., he was honorably discharged in 1977. Mr. Wassell received his A.A. from Black Hawk College, his B.S. from St. Ambrose University, and his Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University College of Law.
Before obtaining his law degree, Mike spent seven years as a police officer. Then, after obtaining his law degree and before going into private practice he spent time as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Henry County and Winnebago County.
Licensed to practice law in Illinois and the United States District Court, Central District of Illinois, Mike is also a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, among others. He is also a member of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity.
Much of his spare time outside the office is devoted to the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts where he serves as a Cub Master and Den Leader. He is also active in V.F.W Post 8078 and the Marine Corps League, as well as church-related activities. He also stays actively involved in the local political scene.
Mr. Wassell is a frequent guest speaker for vivic a legal organizations. Personal injury law is the primary focus of his practice. He is a tireless advocate for his clients and has secured a number of record and near record recoveries on behalf of them.