Brandon McRoyal was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and the Chicagoland South suburbs.  He graduated from Thornridge High School in 1999.  In August of 1999, Mr. McRoyal enrolled in classes at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.  There, he majored in Criminal Justice and began his journey into the law profession.

While a student at Illinois State University, Mr. McRoyal interned with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Victim-Witness Unit.  After receiving his undergraduate degree in 2003, Mr. McRoyal attended Chicago’s DePaul University College of Law.  While at DePaul, he received a scholarship from the Black Law Student Association based on an essay about the significance of the African American Attorney.

Later, in 2004, Mr. McRoyal served as president of the DePaul Black Law Student Association and was a DePaul Advocate.  Mr. McRoyal received his Juris Doctorate in May of 2006 and was authorized to practice law in November of 2006.  

Currently, Mr. McRoyal practices in several areas of law.  He has handled cases in Cook County, Dupage County, Dekalb County, Jackson County, Kane County, Kankakee County, Peoria County and Will County.

Mr. McRoyal was previously the chairperson of the Cook County Bar Association Website for several years.  He received two President’s awards (2008 and 2009) for his work with the Website.  In or about 2010, Mr. McRoyal was the chairperson of the Cook County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Section.  In 2010, he received the Cook County Bar Association’s Junior Counsel Award.  Additionally, Mr. McRoyal served as Financial Secretary of the Cook County Bar Association for 2010-2011 bar year.


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