City of Naperville Announces New City Attorney

The City of Naperville is pleased to announce that Michael DiSanto, who most recently served as Acting City Attorney, has been named Naperville’s new City Attorney and Director of Legal earlier this week.

“Mike is a model of integrity and a well-respected leader,” City Manager Doug Krieger said. “His aptitude for hard work, sound ethics and a keen understanding of municipal law make him a natural fit for Naperville’s next City Attorney.”

Before his arrival at the City in 2007, DiSanto served as an associate attorney with the firm Busse, Busse & Grasse, P.C. He started in Naperville as an Assistant City Attorney until 2012, when he was named City Prosecutor. In 2015, he assumed the role of Deputy Legal Director.

In his roles as Deputy Legal Director and Acting City Attorney, DiSanto oversaw litigation, land use, development, prosecutions, liquor licensing and contract negotiations, including labor unions. As Acting City Attorney, DiSanto was also responsible for providing legal counsel at City Council meetings.

DiSanto holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Pre-Law from Eastern Illinois University and a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. He is married to Eirian and together they have four children and live in Naperville.

“I'm thrilled to accept the City Attorney position and thankful for the support and trust of the City Manager, the Mayor and City Council, the City's legal team and my family,” DiSanto said. “It is a privilege to represent this extraordinary City where I grew up and where my family and I live. The full measure of my abilities and those of the legal department will continue to be committed to upholding the law and the best interests of the City of Naperville.”

City Prosecutor Kavita Athanikar will add the role of Deputy Legal Director to her duties, effective immediately.

About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at