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Marcie E. Thorp

Of Counsel

Practice Areas


IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1992, high honors

University of Illinois, B.S., 1987



To achieve successful resolution, Marcie keeps her clients informed while seeking their input and applying their recommendations to the matter. Marcie has more than 20 years of experience representing government agencies, municipalities and corporations in all matters of municipal law, appellate practice and insurance defense. Her representations typically involve municipalities and their employees, personal injury matters and appellate advocacy.

A former assistant state’s attorney, Marcie also serves as adjunct professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she teaches courses on trial advocacy. Marcie was appointed by former Governor Pat Quinn in 2010 to serve as a commissioner for the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission. She was reappointed in 2015 by Governor Bruce Rauner to serve in the same position. She is a past recipient of the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.


  • Received the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated
  • Received Ten Years of Excellence in Education, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2004
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list: 2006

Memberships & Involvement

  • Appointment: Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, Commissioner
  • Member: Federal Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Order of the Coif; Chicago Inns of Court; Appellate Lawyers Association; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; West Suburban Bar Association
  • Coach: Trial Advocacy, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1993 – present
  • Adjunct Professor: Trial Advocacy, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1994 – present