Sherman is a graduate of the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago,
receiving his Juris Doctor degree with honors distinction in 1986. At DePaul
University, Mr. Sherman was honored as a member of the Law Review and was
recognized for scholarship in Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy and Corporate Law
for the American Jurisprudence Award in those subject areas, and as President
of the Decalogue Society in Spring 1984. Additionally, Mr. Sherman taught
legal research and writing at the law school as a tutor.
attending law school, Mr. Sherman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from
the University of Illinois in 1982, where he was an undergraduate teaching
intern and a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. The following year he
completed his Master of Arts degree in Speech Communications at the University
1986, Mr. Sherman became associated with the Chicago office of Katten Muchin
& Zavis, one of Chicago’s largest law firms, For several years, he
represented clients in bankruptcy and Chapter 11 reorganization cases, secured
financing, and other areas of commercial law and litigation practice.
More recently, from 1989 to 1993, Mr. Sherman was a member of Katten Muchin’s Labor and Employment Law Department, where he represented the firm’s clients in all aspects of employment law and employment discrimination litigation practice, including federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals.
1993, Mr. Sherman left Katten Muchin & Zavis to open the Law Offices of
Marc D. Sherman, in Lincolnwood, Illinois, which has grown to become a general
civil practice, representing clients in employment law and related litigation,
commercial law (including bankruptcy and other debtors-creditor issues),
corporate law, real estate law and civil litigation in all courts.
Mr. Sherman is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is admitted to practice before all Illinois courts, as well as the trial bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Southern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and other federal courts. He has been admitted to practice pro haec vice before numerous other state and federal courts.
From 1990-1994, Mr. Sherman was a part-time faculty member at Loyola University of Chicago as Lecturer in Communication, teaching public speaking and persuasive speaking classes.
In 1991, Mr. Sherman became a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association, and he has served on several business law and employment law committees in these organizations, including the Core Committee for the Young Lawyer’s Committee Labor and Employment Law Section of the Chicago Bar Association
In 1994, Mr. Sherman was invited to serve as the Chair of the ADA/Employment Law Volunteer Action Committee of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD) in Chicago, Illinois. The LCD is an organization providing pro bono legal services to disabled citizens in the Cook County, Illinois area.
Mr. Sherman has provided pro bono legal representation to other not-for-profit organizations, as well, including the Child Abuse Prevention Services, the Resource Center for the Elderly and the Midwest Center for Law and The Deaf
In addition to these activities, from 1992-1994, Mr. Sherman was a
member of the editorial board of the Law Firm Benefits Newsletter, published
by Leader Publications, which publishes the National Law Journal. From
1990-1993, he served as an Assistant Editor for the Chicago Bar Association
Record, the publication of the CBA’s Young Lawyer Section.
He is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment law topics, and other issues, and also frequently contributes articles to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and other legal and non-legal publications, including The Provider, The Illinois Manufacturer, The Chicago Bar Association Record, The Illinois Bar Journal, and Supervisory Management. He has also assisted in the preparation of materials for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.