Morgan I. Marcus

Morgan I. Marcus

Morgan’s practice primarily focuses on defending both single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and arbitrations brought under federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Additionally, Morgan has significant experience handling bankruptcy related litigation in consumer and corporate bankruptcies, and regularly represents clients nationwide, including loan servicers, original creditors, debt buyers, and debt collectors defending claims for fraudulent and preferential transfers, turnover actions, valuation disputes, claims litigation, dischargeability actions, lien avoidance, and claims for violation of the automatic stay and discharge order.

Notable Cases/Work

  • Simon v. Fair Collections & Outsourcing, Inc., et al., 1:16CV06072, Dkt. 28 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 22, 2016) (Obtained dismissal as a matter of law where plaintiff alleged violations of the FDCPA against an owner of an apartment building based upon use of false name theory.
  • Eul v. Transworld Sys., et al., No. 15 C 7755, 2017 WL 1178537 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 30, 2017) (Obtained dismissal where the plaintiff asserted violations of the FDCPA and Illinois state law against a loan servicer based upon alleged improper collection of student loan debts).
  • Gordon v. Syndicated Office Sys., LLC, No. 16 C 4440, 2017 WL 1134489 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 27, 2017) (Won motion to dismiss where the plaintiff claimed violations of the FDCPA based upon alleged improper credit reporting).
  • Archibong v. Southwest Credit Sys., et al., 17 C 01785 (D. Md. Jan. 17, 2018) (Won motion to dismiss where the plaintiff alleged violations of the FDCPA, FCRA, and Maryland state law, based upon alleged improper credit reporting).
  • Castronovo v. Phoenix Fin. Servs., LLC, No. 18 C 01844, 2019 WL 2411331 (S.D. Ind. June 7, 2019) (Won motion to dismiss where the plaintiff asserted violations of the FDCPA for alleged overshadowing of the plaintiff’s validation rights). In re Greer-Allen, No. 17-1129, 2019 WL 3422933 (Bankr. D. Mass. July 29, 2019) (Obtained summary judgment finding student loans non-dischargeable under the Bankruptcy Code).
  • Peters v. AvanteUSA, Ltd., No. 4:17-CV-97-TLS-JEM, 2020 WL 1675773 (N.D. Ind. Apr. 3, 2020) (Won motion to dismiss where the plaintiff claimed violations of the FDCPA based upon alleged improper credit reporting). Tisdale v. CASA Partners V.L.P. The Park at Winterset, 805 F. App’x 230 (4th Cir. 2020) (Won in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming a dismissal of claims brought under the FCRA).
  • Arwa Chiropractic, P.C. v. Med-Care Diabetic & Med. Supplies, Inc., 961 F.3d 942, 952 (7th Cir. 2020) (Obtained order in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirming district court’s grant of summary judgment to officer of company for claims brought under TCPA).

Affiliations

  • Brandeis University Chicago Alumni Association

Honors and Distinctions

  • Illinois Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2016-2020

Contact Information

Chicago Office
141 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 3550
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Direct: (312) 578-0985
Cell: (773) 318-6095
Office: (312) 578-0990
Fax: (877) 334-0661

Email: mmarcus@sessions.legal


Education

  • Brandeis University, B.A. 2006
  • The John Marshall Law School, Cum Laude, J.D. 2012

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, and Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Bankruptcy Court, Northern and Central District of Illinois
  • Bankruptcy Court, Northern and Southern District of Indiana
  • Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Bankruptcy Court, Western and Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth and Seventh Circuit

FOUNDED IN NEW ORLEANS, WE NOW SERVICE CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION


  • ACA
  • Brand Elite
  • RMA
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV 2020