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Marcia Gerber Cotler

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Phone: 847.498.6040
Fax: 847.770.4473

5 Revere Dr
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Marcia Gerber Cotler, Principal and Founder of Cotler Law LLC, graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1989. In addition to her Juris Doctorate, Ms. Cotler holds two certifications in mediation, one from the Center for Conflict Resolution (2002) and another from DePaul University College of Law (2004). Ms. Cotler began her legal career with the Chicago based international law firm of Mayer Brown & Platt (now Mayer Brown LLP).

Ms. Cotler has both litigated and settled hundreds of cases for clients ranging from multi-national corporations to individuals. She practices before the state courts of Cook, Lake and DuPage County Illinois, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is currently an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Lake County Illinois, and previously served as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Ms. Cotler has taught law as an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University College of Law and has lead many seminars to Fortune 500 companies on matters of employment discrimination, and conflict management skills. She is often called upon to speak as an expert at continuing legal education seminars on matters of employment law. Ms. Cotler formerly served on the board of the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1989
Cum Laude

B.A., University of Illinois (Champaign), 1986
Highest Honors

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 1989
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1989
U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
Member Since: 1989