Judge Morton Denlow has been a United States Magistrate Judge in Chicago since 1996. During his more than fourteen years on the bench, Judge Denlow has presided over a wide variety of civil and criminal matters in both the pretrial and trial stages. Judge Denlow has conducted over 1,500 settlement conferences. Prior to his appointment to the federal bench, Judge Denlow was actively engaged for 24 years as a trial and appellate lawyer in complex commercial litigation. He was previously a partner in the Dardick & Denlow and Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd. law firms. Judge Denlow was also engaged in the field of alternative dispute resolution as an arbitrator and mediator for over 10 years. Judge Denlow received his undergraduate degree in economics, with honors, from Washington University in St. Louis, and his law degree, with honors, from Northwestern University School of Law.
Judge Denlow has served as a lecturer for the Federal Judicial Center, Northwestern University School of Law, Loyola University Law School, and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Judge Denlow served as Presiding Magistrate Judge from 2004 - 2008 and he is currently a member of the Magistrate Judges Committee of the Judicial Conference. Judge Denlow regularly speaks and writes on civil practice and settlement topics.