Michael DeSantis - Gardi & Haught, Ltd.

Attorney Profiles

Michael DeSantis


His practice primarily focuses on representing landlord and tenants in disputes. Specifically, Michael is experienced in handling evictions as well as, matters involving violations of the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO).


Michael DeSantis received his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and his Juris Doctor Degree from The John Marshall Law School.

Community & Professional Experience:

Michael started practicing in 2014, immediately concentrating in Civil Litigation. Michael joined Gardi and Haught, Ltd. in 2015 to focus primarily in the area of Landlord/Tenant Law and Real Estate. He passionately advocates for his clients, representing both Tenants and Landlords. Michael is also a volunteer pro bono attorney with the Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing (LCBH), an organization that provides free legal assistance to low and moderate-income renters facing eviction and other serious housing issues. He understands that not everyone can afford legal assistance and participating in a pro bono program helps provide legal representation regardless of a person’s financial situation.

In addition to his Landlord/Tenant practice, Michael also focuses in Real Estate Law. He represents both Purchasers and Sellers of real property transactions. Knowing that the purchase or sale of property can be a stressful time Michael aims to make the process go as smoothly as possible for each and every client. He will keep you thoroughly informed, so you feel comfortable each step of the way knowing your transaction is in good hands.