Michael Gentithes

Professor Michael Gentithes
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
565 W. Adams St., Room 815
Chicago, IL 60661


  • LL.M., New York University School of Law
  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.A., Colgate University


Professor Gentithes joined the Chicago-Kent faculty as a visiting assistant professor of law in 2017. Previously, he was an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and an assistant appellate defender in the Office of the State Appellate Defender, where he represented indigent clients in criminal appeals throughout Illinois. Professor Gentithes was also a judicial clerk on the Illinois Appellate Court, an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago Law Department, and a litigation associate for Kraus & Zucklewski LLP.

Professor Gentithes's research focuses on constitutional law, criminal procedure, commercial law, jurisprudence, legal theory, and evidence. His articles have been published in law reviews across the country, including the William & Mary Law Review, Georgia Law Review, Missouri Law Review, Tennessee Law Review, Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, Review of Banking & Financial Law, and Willamette Law Review. He also makes frequent presentations to bar associations on topics in constitutional law, criminal law, and appellate practice.

Professor Gentithes earned an LL.M. degree in legal theory from New York University School of Law. He graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and managing editor of the law review. He graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University, where he studied political science and philosophy. He is also an avid swimmer and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.