It is easy to see the difference between an Illinois Bar listing for a disbarred attorney and the inactive registration of Michelle Obama
Click above and type in Phillip Radmer for the first and last name.
Type in Michelle Obama for the first and last name.
In an email in response to a public inquiry the ARDC replied:
Michelle Obama holds a valid license to practice law in Illinois, has never been disciplined or the subject of a disciplinary proceeding in Illinois and is on voluntary inactive status as an Illinois lawyer. Voluntary inactive status is simply a lawyer registration category for lawyers who are not currently practicing law. Attorneys on voluntary inactive status may resume active status at any time as a matter of course.
- The Obama’s law licenses – FactCheck.org