John Marrese focuses his practice on complex class action, commercial, and personal injury litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Marrese also handles class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state employment laws, having previously worked at one of the nation’s premiere class and collective action defense firms.
Mr. Marrese has extensive experience in all phases of pre-trial litigation, including executing written and oral fact and expert discovery, briefing class certification, and devising trial strategy.
Mr. Marrese also has broad experience in the courtroom. He has assisted in trial and trial preparation of disputes involving products liability, consumer warranty, civil rights, and labor and employment laws. He has also handled evidentiary and arbitration hearings, including the cross-examination of key witnesses and opening and closing statements before judges and arbitrators. In addition, Mr. Marrese has successfully argued before the Illinois appellate court, obtaining for his client a favorable reversal of a trial court decision.
For the past three years, Mr. Marrese has been selected as an Illinois SuperLawyers Rising Star in the area of class actions, an honor awarded annually to no more than 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in the state.
Mr. Marrese obtained his law degree cum laude from The Ohio State University. He attended college at Emory University in Atlanta.