Mr. Marcus represents injured workers and individuals in the areas of FELA, personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability.
He is recognized for his victory in the Supreme Court of the United States in protection of the Federal Employers' Liability Act, on behalf of locomotive engineer Robert McBride. Mr. Marcus tried the case, which resulted in a $275,000.00 verdict. The McBride opinion solidifies the application of FELA in fully protecting railroad workers and making the railroads a safer place to work. Since its enactment in 1908, the FELA has served to protect railroad workers and their families from corporate negligence and unsafe industry practices. Mr. Marcus has tried cases in numerous jurisdictions and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.
Mr. Marcus received his B.S. from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and attended Southern Illinois University Law School in Carbondale, Illinois, where he participated in Moot Court and was a published member of S.I.U.'s Law Journal.
Selected Lectures and Publications
"Mastering the Art of Taking and Defending Effective Depositions" Missouri Bar, St. Louis, Missouri, February 8, 2008 Admissibility and Effects of Videotapes of Medical Procedures in Litigation, The Journal of Legal Medicine, 22:401-429; September, 2001
Illinois, 2002 Missouri, 2003 Tennessee, 2010 U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2003 U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2008 U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2010 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2008 Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2010
Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois J.D. - 2002 Law Review: Law Review:Journal of Legal Medicine, Assistant Editor, 2000 - 2002 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia B.S. - 1999
Admissibility and Effects of Videotapes of Medical Procedures in Litigation, The Journal of Legal Medicine, 22-September, 2001
McBride V. CSX Transportation, Inc. , 131 S. Ct. 2630 (U.S. Supreme Ct. 2011) Burden v. CSX Transportation, Inc., WL 3793664 (Southern District of IL 2011) McBride v. CSX Transportation, Inc, 598 F.3d 388 (7th Cir 2010)
"Mastering the Art of Taking and Defending Depositions", Missouri Bar, February 8, 2008
Honors and Awards
Special Counsel, 2015 - Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Glen Carbon, Illinois Planning and Zoning Commission Member - 2015 Hearing Officer, 2010 to 2014 - Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Moot Court - Trial Division Law Journal AV Pre-eminant Super Lawyers
Professional Associations and Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association, Member Madison County Bar Association, Member St. Clair County Bar Association, Member Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Board of Directors, 2011 - Present Illinois Trial Lawyers Association , Member Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member