Mark C. Metzger is the Founder and Principal of the Law Office of Mark C. Metzger. Mark has more than 26 years of experience in the practice of law, and provides a complete range of estate planning services to individuals and families in Naperville and throughout the greater Chicago area. He is committed to providing his clients with the highest level of personal service in the areas of estate planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, Veterans Benefits planning, and special needs planning.
Mark earned his B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is a member of ElderCounsel, the leading professional organization dedicated to serving the needs of seniors and the people who love them. He is also a member of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. Mark is licensed to practice in Illinois and before the following federal courts:
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
- United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
He has also been admitted pro hac vice, that is, for the purposes of handling certain cases only, in dozens of counties in the following states:
Mark is devoted to public service, and recently completed twenty years of service as a member of the Board of Education for the Indian Prairie School District. His service there includes terms as President, Secretary, Chair of Policy, Personnel, and the Legislative, Finance and Building Committees. He served for 11 years on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of School Boards, including two years President from 2007-2009. Mark also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National School Boards Association from 2008-2011.
Mark has been a member of the Rush-Copley Medical Center/Copley Memorial Hospital Board of Directors since 1997 and presently serves as Chairman of the Board.
Some of Mark’s awards and honors include:
- IASB Leadership Academy Fellow, 2011
- IASB Master Board Member, 1997- present
- Thomas Lay Burroughs Award, 2007
Presented by Illinois State Board of Education each year to the state’s most outstanding local board of education President.
- Commission as a Kentucky Colonel, 2007
Awarded by the Governor and Commonwealth of Kentucky for meritorious service, in his case for service to America’s schoolchildren.
- NSBA Distinguished Service Award, 2006
Presented each year by the National School Boards Association Board of Directors to less than 1% of the nation’s 95,000 school board members.
- Illinois Super Lawyer, 2005
Voted by peers.
- Today’s Young Executive, 2003
Presented by the Business Ledger each year to up to ten business leaders under the age of 40 in the Chicago area.
- Lincoln’s Inn of Court, 1989
Presented by the faculty of the law school of Southern Illinois University for service to the law school and the law school community.
- Order of the Barristers, 1989
Presented by the faculty of the law school of Southern Illinois University for exemplary performance in courtroom advocacy.
- Baxter Awards, 1989
Presented by the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Society for the most outstanding written arguments in world competition (1st Place).
- Speaker Award, Fifth Place, 1989
Received in World Competition of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition.