Paul Marcotte practices law primarily in the area of family law, divorce, child support, real estate, probate and estate planning, and personal injury.
Paul began his career as a newspaper reporter for the Chicago suburban newspaper the Daily Herald, covering police and education. After obtaining his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1985, he worked for the American Bar Association, writing for the largest monthly legal magazine The ABA Journal, reaching 500,000 lawyers and judges. Paul also was assistant director of the ABA’s President’s Office, helping develop ABA president speeches, articles, policy initiatives, reports, and meetings. During his career, he helped produce more than 100 television programs on legal affairs topics that aired on WNET in New York and WTTW and WYCC in Chicago, and were syndicated nationally to other public television stations. He then worked for international law firm Mayer Brown, developing law practice marketing materials, providing market research and analysis, and providing media relations support.
Paul is a member of the Chicago Bar Association. He has also done pro bono legal work for the National Immigrant Justice Center and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation.
Areas of Practice
Family law including uncontested and contested divorces, parenting time, maintenance (alimony), property division, and paternity; estate planning; real estate; personal injury.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985
CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON
B.A., Journalism, 1976
Civic Activities, Awards
• 2009 Midwest Emmy Nominee, Inside Justice, WYCC Television, A Conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu
• Board Member, Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance, 2004 to 2011
• Pro Bono legal work, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
• Pro Bono legal work, Midwest Immigant Rights Center
• First Place, American Society of Business Press Editors, 1990
• Writer, Editor American Bar Association Journal (1985-1990)
• Editor, Privacy & Cyberspace Factbook, ABA
• America's Children At Risk: A National Agenda for Legal Action, ABA staff support
• "Animated Evidence for Lawyers," Forensic Sciences, Matthew Bender
• Chicago Bar Association (Past Chair Television Committee)