Marcie E. Thorp

Of Counsel

Marcie is Of Counsel for SmithAmundsen regarding municipal litigation and appellate matters.  Her experience encompasses numerous matters including constitutional law, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, toxic torts, and civil rights in both the trial and appellate levels.  She has handled an expansive variety of cases with SmithAmundsen and as a former assistant State’s Attorney.  At SmithAmundsen, she successfully represents clients in State and Federal Courts; they range from police officers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, bus drivers, general managers, and small business owners to school districts, police departments, insurance companies, hospitals, large corporations, and Cook County.  She has tried civil cases on behalf of defendants in medical negligence and civil rights cases, as well as prosecuted and defended civil appeals. 

Marcie gained appellate experience as a law clerk to Justice Robert Cahill of the Illinois Appellate Court and as an extern law clerk to Judge Nordberg of the Federal District Court.  She has since successfully argued numerous cases before the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and has successfully defended multi-million dollar jury trials to verdict.  She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  In addition to her legal career, she is an adjunct professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law teaching courses in Trial Advocacy. Marcie has been appointed by Governor Quinn to serve as an alternate commissioner for the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission.

Marcie has been named a Super Lawyer* in Illinois, a peer review designation published by Law & Politics magazine, and she received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for her legal ability and ethics.  Marcie is also a recipient of the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.

*The selection of attorneys to the Super Lawyer list does not guarantee a positive client outcome in any specific legal matter or engagement or constitute a representation by the firm of SmithAmundsen about the caliber of legal work performed by any other attorney not selected as part of these lists.









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