Marcia Gerber Cotler

Marcia Gerber Cotler

Award Winning Employment Lawyer
  • Employment Law
Claimed Lawyer ProfileGoldSocial Media

Marcia Gerber Cotler, Principal and Founder of Cotler Law LLC, received her Juris Doctor of Law from Georgetown University Law Center (cum laude) in 1989. In addition to her J.D., 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 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 Illinois Human Rights Commission, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She currently serves, when called upon, as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Lake County Illinois.
Ms. Cotler has taught legal writing as an adjunct faculty at DePaul University College of Law and has led training for many Fortune 500 companies and non-profits on Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace. She is often called upon to speak as an expert on matters of employment law at continuing legal education seminars and her scholarly writing includes authoring a book chapter on the “Employment-At-Will Doctrine” for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE). Ms. Cotler formerly served on the board of the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Practice Area
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Supreme Court of the State of Illinois
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Supreme Court
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
  • English
Professional Experience
Principal and Founder
Cotler Law, LLC
Georgetown University Law Center
Honors: Cum Laude
Georgetown University Law Center Logo
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Honors: Highest Honors
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Logo
Illinois Super Lawyer
Thompson Reuters
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Certification in Mediation
Center for Conflict Resolution
Certification in Mediation
DePaul University College of Law
Websites & Blogs
Marcia Gerber Cotler's Website Profile
Cotler Law Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Cotler Law, LLC
One Northbrook Place
5 Revere Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062
Telephone: (847) 498-6040
Fax: (847) 770-4473