Firm Promotes New Partners

featuring Nora E Flaherty

The attorneys at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. are pleased to announce the promotion of Nora Flaherty and Michael Salemi to partner.

Nora Flaherty is a litigator representing clients in disputes involving commercial lending, franchising, and shareholder issues. She also counsels not-for-profit and religious organizations on a wide range of issues spanning multiple disciplines including litigation, risk management, insurance, public relations, and mental health.

“Being made a partner at the firm is especially an honor to me because I started out here as a summer associate and have been working toward this goal for almost nine years,” says Flaherty. “The firm has given me the chance to grow as a lawyer, gaining important experience in and out of the courtroom.”

Flaherty received her B.A., with honors, from Marquette University in 1999 and was awarded her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2003. She was a summer associate at the firm in 2002.

Mike Salemi is a member of the firm’s litigation and class action defense practices. He focuses on defending banks, mortgage lenders, title insurance companies, and related entities in consumer class actions brought in state and federal courts. Mr. Salemi has experience working with a diverse clientele, including insurers and reinsurers. His talents in these matters have been shown in courts throughout the United States.

“The class action group at Burke, Warren is a national practice serving some of the country’s largest financial services companies,” says Salemi. “It means a lot to me to be named a partner in this group.”

Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Salemi practiced for over four years in the litigation department of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP (formerly Lord Bissell & Brook LLP).  Mr. Salemi received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995 and was awarded his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2003.  While at Loyola, Mr. Salemi served as the Executive Student Articles Editor for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.

Ms. Flaherty may be contacted at 312/840-7069 or Mr. Salemi may be contacted at 312/840-7112 or


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