Marc A. Perper

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Ltd.
 | 25 East Washington Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-372-8822
Fax: 312-372-1673
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Marc A. Perper is a partner at the Chicago-based law firm of Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Ltd., with over 30 years of legal experience.  Mr. Perper graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology / Chicago-Kent College of Law in January 1984.  In the same year, he was admitted to practice in Illinois and federal courts and joined Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Ltd.  After more than 30 years with the firm, Mr. Perper continues to serve the citizens and residents of Illinois in workers' compensation cases.

Due to Mr. Perper's past membership in two trade unions, he understands the challenges faced by today's workers, and he strives to protect the rights of employees.  A ruling from a recent case concerning the right of an injured worker, which Mr. Perper took before the Illinois Supreme Court, has benefited thousands of working men and women in Illinois.  Mr. Perper's work is not limited to high-profile cases only; he has also handled cases by judicial appointment on a pro bono basis.

Marc Perper's legal experience and successful record have resulted in a high level of respect from the legal community and from labor and professional organizations.  He has been a regular columnist for the Joliet Herald-News, the Fox Valley Labor News, and the Will County Labor Record.  He is often called upon to lecture before myriad professional, labor and civic organizations and is a regular speaker at continuing legal education seminars. He holds a "Very Good" Avvo rating.

Mr. Perper is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group.  In his spare time, Mr. Perper volunteers with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and assists low-wage workers with their income tax preparation and filing.  He is a past director of a Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy support group.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Workers' Compensation (90%)

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas



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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Marc Perper

Admitted: 1984, Illinois

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  • High Honors, Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group
  • Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1985
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past Director of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy support groups at Loyola University Medical Center and Hinsdale Hospital
  • Volunteer Work for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in Workers' Compensation Law," Chicago Bar Association Seminar on Workers' Compensation, Jan. 11, 1996, 1996
  • Author, Chapter 31 ("Section 12 Exams"), Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund Workers' Compensation Trial Notebook. , 2018
  • Speaker, "Developments Since Interstate Scaffolding." Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation Seminar, November 11, 2016., 2016
  • Speaker, "Interstate Scaffolding: The Supreme Court Speaks," Worker's Compensation Lawyers' Association seminar, Feb. 24, 2010, 2010
  • Speaker, "Interstate Scaffolding: Cutting off Benefits after Termination for Cause," Workers' Compensation Lawyers' Association Seminar, Nov. 13, 2008, 2008
  • Speaker, "Medical Bills and the Medical Fee Schedule: Getting Them in and Getting Them Awarded," Workers' Compensation Lawyers' Association Seminar, June 24, 2008, 2008
  • Speaker, "Filing and Responding to Your First Workers' Compensation Claim," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Workers' Compensation, May 2 and 11, 2007, 2007
  • Speaker, "Advanced Workers' Compensation Practice: Impact of the New Law," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Workers' Compensation, Aug. 11, 2006, 2006
  • Speaker, "Living and Coping with Arthritis" (on workers' compensation and Social Security Disability issues), Arthritis Foundation seminar, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, March 23, 1996, 1996
  • Speaker, "Case Law Update: Bayer v. Panduit." Worker's Compensation Lawyers' Association seminar, October 20, 2015., 2015
  • Panelist, "Utilization Review and Evidence-Based Medicine."  Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Judicial Training Program, October 2, 2013., 2013


Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois, Urbana, M.A. in Political Science, 1978
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, B.A., With Honors, 1975
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Office Location for Marc A. Perper

25 East Washington Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-372-8822

Fax: 312-372-1673

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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