Mike devotes substantial time to pro bono matters, particularly related to civil rights and immigration. Recent engagements include:
- Securing the First Amendment rights of non-religious persons to perform marriages in Illinois through litigation to have provisions of Illinois’ family law declared unconstitutional.
- Intervening, on behalf of a class of foster children, in litigation filed by religious groups opposed to same-sex relationships against the State of Illinois to ability of same-sex couples to become foster parents.
- Pursuing civil-rights claims on behalf of incarcerated persons related to religious discrimination and unconstitutional conditions of confinement.
- Assisting children and applicants for political asylum to secure the ability to remain in the United States.