Michael Phegley joined the Carthage faculty in 2004 after serving as an adjunct professor at Carthage and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He is an attorney with Phegley Law Offices LLC, a three-attorney firm representing clients in family, criminal, labor and employment law, as well as alternative dispute resolution. He has over 30 years of litigation experience. He is the municipal judge for the Village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County and also serves as a Judicial Court Commissioner for Racine County, presiding over hearings involving juvenile, probate, criminal, traffic, and civil law matters. He is a certified mediator and previously served on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Professor Phegley is the Director of the Mock Trial Program and the faculty advisor for the Mock Trial Team and the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. He teaches Legal Environment of Business, Accounting Law, and Mock Trial. In 2016 he led the Carthage Mock Trial Team to the National Championship Series in Greenville, SC. The 2016 team finished the season ranked 43rd out of more than 650 teams nationwide. He also led the 2010, 2012, 2016, 2019, and 2020 teams to the Opening Round Championship Series. The 2012 team won the Chicago regional with a 7-1 record.
He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and a member and past president of the Racine County Bar Association. He is involved with many community service organizations and currently serves as the vice-president of the board of directors for the Volunteer Center of Racine County. He previously served as the president of the board of directors for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Alumni Association and as the vice-chair of the board of directors for St. Catherine’s High School in Racine, WI.
He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Marquette University in 1988 and a B.S. in labor and industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1984.
- J.D. — Marquette University
- B.S. — Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
- MGT 3600 Legal Environment of Business
- MGT 3610 Accounting Law
- CRJ 3300 Mock Trial