Mark D. Liston

Staff Attorney Chicago
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Mark focuses his practice on debt collection and creditors' rights. He has extensive experience in a wide range of areas, including bankruptcy, contract litigation, restrictive covenant issues, FINRA arbitration, real estate transactions and shareholder derivative actions, among others. He prides himself on his motion practice skill and the depth of his legal research and analysis, in particular.

Mark received his J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal. He served as a judicial clerk for Circuit Judge Christine Talley-Haseman and as a volunteer at the District 10 Pro Bono Project.

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  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington (2009)
  • Purdue University Northwest, B.A., English Literature (2005)


  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois
  • State - Supreme Court of Illinois
  • State - Illinois

Notable Matters

  • Prevailed at week-long trial and obtained judgment for the plaintiff in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding objecting to the debtor’s discharge.
  • Successfully moved to dismiss a third-party complaint against client title company in a multi-count fraud action.
  • Prevented entry of TRO enforcing non-compete covenant against client ex-employee. 
  • Protected clients’ funds from garnishment in supplemental proceeding.
  • Successfully moved to dismiss complaint against client realtor in action alleging conversion, negligent hiring and supervision, and other torts.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement representing Chapter 7 trustee in fraudulent transfer adversary proceeding against debtor.
  • Recovered numerous preferential transfers in bankruptcy court on behalf of Chapter 7 trustee.
  • Successfully resisted efforts by purchaser of mortgages to force buyback under its purchase agreement with client bank.
  • Obtained favorable settlement representing defendant in action to recover attorneys’ fees.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association (Member)
  • CBA Law & Literature Committee (Member)