Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Michael T. Antikainen

Of Counsel - Chicago


Bar Admissions: Illinois; Minnesota; Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Practice Groups: ToxicTort / Mass Tort

Education: Marquette University Law School, 2005, JD; University of Minnesota - Duluth, 2002, BA, History

Memberships: American Bar Association; Wisconsin State Bar


Michael Antikainen is Of Counsel in Foley & Mansfield’s Chicago office. He primarily practices in toxic and mass tort defense, but he also has a background in premises liability, consumer products, and Uniform Commercial Code litigation.

Michael is well-versed in all aspects of litigation from drafting and arguing motions to trial preparation and preparation of appellate briefs on behalf of his clients. His experience also includes conducting dozens of arbitrations and mediations, and a first chair jury trial verdict. Michael is actively involved in Cook County, Madison County, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Federal asbestos matters.

Michael also has an interest in sports law, having served both as an editor for the Marquette Sports Law Review, and as a research assistant involved in the preparation of contracts and agent/client retainer agreements.


January 25, 2018
Kossmann, Hudgens and Antikainen Named to 2018 Illinois Rising Stars® List

Attorneys Claire C. Kossmann, Meredith S. Hudgens and Michael T. Antikainen from the firm's Chicago office have again been named to the Illinois Rising Stars® list.


January 26, 2017
Claire C. Kossmann and Michael T. Antikainen Named to 2017 Illinois Rising Stars® List

The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that attorneys Claire Kossmann and Michael Antikainen have again been named to the Illinois Rising Stars® list.



  • Rated Distinguished® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Illinois Rising Stars® - 2014-2017