J. Michael Tecson

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Practice Areas

Labor and Employment
State and Local Government
Real Estate
White Collar Defense

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J. Michael Tecson has extensive experience in commercial, employment and civil rights litigation. Mr. Tecson joined Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose in October of 2004 and has represented individuals, corporate clients, and labor unions in litigation, contract, human resource, and corporate governance issues.  He has advised employers and employees extensively on non-competition and restrictive covenant issues.

More about Michael Tescon

Mr. Tecson has represented clients in litigation matters including enforcement and breaches of restrictive covenants, employment discrimination, Human Resource and Personnel Board hearings, collection of ERISA and pension benefits, civil rights violations, statutory performance contracting, probate and will contests, insurance defense, class action defense, and NASD arbitrations.  Mr. Tecson also represented clients in white collar criminal defense matters. Mr. Tecson has advised corporate clients and employers on employment and human resource issues, including employment contracts, employee handbooks, and non-competition and restrictive covenants.  He has advised clients on contract negotiations and drafting of consulting agreements for marketing and advertising.  Mr. Tecson has advised clients on franchise contracting and negotiation of commercial leases for restaurants.

Mr. Tecson also advises municipalities on various issues including the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, municipal code violations and zoning issues.

Before joining Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. in 2004, Mr. Tecson mainly represented the collection arm of a major utility in breach of commercial lease agreements. During law school, Mr. Tecson was a member of the William Mitchell Law Review.

Professional Memberships/Activities

Mr. Tecson is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association.


Patrick E. Deady, J. Michael Tecson, et al., State/Local Government Employees Face Possible Criminal Prosecution in Wake of Chicago City Hall Hiring Investigation, 30 American Bar Association State and Local Law News, Spring 2007, No. 3 at 1, 15, 16.

J. Michael Tecson, Non-Compete Provisions in Physician Contracts, Continuing Legal Education Presentation, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Health and Hospital Law Presentation, Feb. 26, 2009.


Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose Attorneys Challenge Honest Services Fraud Conviction

HMBR attorneys Patrick E. Deady, Edward M. Hogan, Kelly McCloskey Cherf and Michael Tecson are challenging the mail fraud conviction of former City of Chicago employee Timothy McCarthy in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24, 2010 decision in Skilling v. U.S. restricting the scope of the honest services fraud statute used to convict McCarthy.  McCarthy and his codefendants, Robert Sorich and Patrick Slattery, filed post-conviction petitions in February, 2010 seeking to vacate their convictions, anticipating the Court’s decision in Skilling.  The petitions are now pending before United States District Court Judge David H. Coar.  HMBR attorneys also represented McCarthy in the 2006 City Hiring fraud trial and on direct appeal to the Supreme Court.


Illinois (2001)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 2001)

University of Illinois, Champaign (B.A., English 1998)