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The Law Office of Gottreich, Grace & Thompson offers the best lawyers in the business, hands down. We pride ourselves in maintaining a small-firm feel by treating each case with care and consideration. Our attorneys are ready to successfully resolve any legal matter. No issue is too big or too small. If you have a legal problem, our experts can help you find a solution.

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Marc E. Gottreich

Marc E. Gottreich

Partner

Marc Gottreich is a founding partner of the law firm of Gottreich, Grace and Thompson. Marc grew up and attended Law School in Chicago. After five years in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office prosecuting felony criminal cases, he opened the practice with Timothy Grace.

Over the last 15 years, Marc has defended countless people charged with all levels of crimes in Cook, the surrounding counties, and Federal Court. Marc has tried more than 100 juries in his career.

Bar Admissions
State of Illinois, 1994
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1994
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2001

Memberships:
Federal Trial Bar

Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1994
Grinnell College, 1989

Timothy M. Grace

Timothy M. Grace

Partner

Timothy Grace began his legal career working for the Law Office of Joseph V. Roddy representing individuals in civil and criminal litigation, including representing Chicago Police Officers. He then went on to become an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney, prosecuting criminal misdemeanor and felony cases. In 2001, he started the firm of Gottreich & Grace, fighting for the rights of people accused of misdemeanor and felony crimes. In addition to criminal litigation, Tim has dedicated a portion of his practice to real estate and general civil litigation. Tim has tried over 500 bench trials in state and federal court. Additionally, Tim has tried over forty felony jury trials, of which half have been for first degree murder. Tim has also attained numerous large personal injury settlements for his clients.

Bar Admission:
State Illinois, 1996
United States Supreme Court, 2013

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1996
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004

Education:
University of Dayton, 1991
John Marshall Law School, 1996

Memberships:
NRA
Capital Litigation Trial Bar, 2007
Federal Trial Bar

James Thompson

James Thompson

Partner

James Thompson began his legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney and an Assistant Attorney General. James spent much of his career litigating for Chicago Police Officers and municipal employees in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings while working for the Law Office of Joseph V. Roddy. James currently focuses his practice in personal injury law, civil litigation, administrative law and real estate. James is a father of three and resides in Chicago. He has successfully represented on behalf of Chicago Police Officers and attained settlements in excess of several million dollars throughout the course of his career.

Bar Admissions:
State Illinois, 1993
United States Supreme Court, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2006

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1993
United States Federal Court of Claims

Education:
Augustana, 1990
Valparaiso Law School, 1993

Memberships:
Federal Trial Bar

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