MCisekMark Cisek

T. 312.604.2734
F. 312.604.2735
mcisek@hsplegal.com
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Mark Cisek is a Member of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. He brings nearly twenty years of legal experience to the firm, handling cases at all stages of the litigation process from initiation through the appeals process.  Mark has successfully litigated a large number of dispositive motions, handled many complex discovery issues and prepared numerous appellate briefs on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.  His practice encompasses diverse fields including commercial litigation, family law, insurance law, labor and employment law, personal injury, intellectual property and workers’ compensation.

He joined the firm in 2005.  Since that time, Mark has successfully briefed and won several appellate matters, as well as trying and winning a jury case for a plaintiff who had been harmed in a car accident.  Mark also has assisted other counsel in the firm on myriad other matters.

Prior to joining Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. Mark worked at a number of other litigation firms that handled a variety of civil matters.

EDUCATION

  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. 1994)

    • – cum laude

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A. 1994)

    • – cum laude
    • – Phi Beta Kappa

ADMISSIONS

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Illinois (1997)

COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – General

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana – General

MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

  • Successfully briefed and orally argued a case before the Illinois Appellate Court, which led to the reversal of decisions of both a suburban police pension fund board and the Circuit Court of Cook County which previously had held that the board lacked jurisdiction to hear an application for a line of duty disability pension. 

  • Successfully defended an out-of-state corporation in a wage deduction matter where potential liabilities were in excess of $200,000. The client was an out-of-state employer who was accused by an Illinois woman of improperly withholding her child support from her ex-husband’s paycheck.  The court ultimately found that the client was not liable for failing to withhold anything from the ex-husband’s pay.

  • Achieved a favorable result for a client in a civil rights matter regarding access to a public library’s collection. The client was an individual who tried to obtain a library card at a suburban library through the use of document called a matricula consular.  This is a photographic identity card, similar to a State I.D, card or a Driver’s License, for foreign nationals issued by their home government for use in the United States.  It is generally accepted in this country as proof of both identity and address.  After negotiation with counsel for the library, the client was issued a library card without the need to file suit.