Marcia Gerber Cotler is the principal and founder of Cotler Law LLC, a firm concentrating on matters of employment law. On behalf of employees, Marcia’s practice includes negotiating compensation, non-compete, non-solicitation, and severance agreements as well as bringing claims for wage and hour violations, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. On behalf of her many corporate clients, Marcia serves as outside general counsel, advising on matters of employee hiring, discipline, and termination, as well as the development of employee handbooks, legal compliance, and mitigation of risk. In connection with her employment law practice, Marcia develops and presents training seminars to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to educational non-profits on matters of harassment and discrimination prevention, and conflict management skills.
In addition to her private practice, Marcia regularly serves as chairperson of a three-member arbitration panel for the Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois, and previously served as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Marcia has taught legal writing and contract drafting as an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University College of Law.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1989
B.A., University of Illinois Champaign, 1986
Center for Conflict Resolution, 2002
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 1989
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1989
United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
United States Supreme Court, 2009
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association
North Shore Law