Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Joseph R. Marconi has been named a 2016 recipient of The John Marshall Law School Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is presented by The John Marshall Law School’s Board of Trustees to men and women in the John Marshall community who “display the true spirit of The John Marshall Law School in his or her work in the community, as well as a concern for the welfare and continued success of our law school.” Mr. Marconi received the honor during a ceremony on Friday, April 1, 2016.
Mr. Marconi is the chair of Johnson & Bell's Business Litigation group and Professional Liability group. He handles and supervises complex civil litigation, including real estate and commercial disputes, professional liability and employment law. Mr. Marconi successfully tries cases to verdict for various professionals including attorneys, accountants, appraisers and brokers. He prosecutes and defends cases involving trade secrets, unfair competition, trademark and patent infringement. In addition, he has extensive experience with a wide range of real estate litigation, both in court and in arbitration, including disputes over purchase agreements, partnership agreements, management agreements, construction and lease disputes.
He is a member of the Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts, which works to improve the administration of justice through leadership and service to the state courts. The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Mr. Marconi to be an adviser to the Judicial Conference Committee on discovery which worked on the E-discovery amendments to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules.
Mr. Marconi earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 1976.