Marlene Fuentes Joins Tressler's Government Practice Group

Marlene Fuentes Joins Tressler's Government Practice Group

  • Jun 23, 2022, 11:21 AM
Marlene Fuentes Tressler LLP

Chicago, IL, June 23, 2022 - Tressler is proud to welcome Marlene Fuentes to our Government Practice Group. Marlene's practice focuses on day-to-day operations and administrative proceedings for government clients, particularly educational institutions and municipalities. She has extensive experience in administrative hearings, student discipline, labor and employment, board policies, general and special education matters, litigation and contractual issues.

"I am excited to join Tressler and look forward to working with this brilliant group of attorneys," said Marlene Fuentes.

Prior to joining Tressler, Marlene was Senior Assistant General Counsel for the Board of Education of the City of Chicago, a position covering approximately 400,000 students in over 600 schools across Chicago. In this role, Marlene served as the lead legal counsel for CPS and Chicagoland charter schools for all matters stemming from IDEA and Section 504. She has extensive experience in due process litigation, administrative hearings and handling ISBE and OCR complaints. 

Before working at Chicago Public Schools, Marlene worked for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, where she concentrated on compliance with all discrimination and disability policies and the ADA. She also clerked at the City of Chicago, where she litigated administrative hearing cases.

Marlene received her B.A. from DePaul University and received her J.D. from DePaul University School of Law.

Marlene Fuentes can be reached at or by phone at (312) 627-4097.

About Tressler LLP

Headquartered in Chicago, with eight offices located in five states, Tressler LLP is a national law firm comprised primarily of attorneys who devote their practice to the representation of the insurance industry in coverage analysis and resolution, litigation, underwriting consultation, product development, claims management and reinsurance.

In addition, Tressler has one of the most experienced and multi-faceted government law practices in Illinois, and has attorneys who represent clients in commercial litigation, defense litigation, corporate transactions, employment law and litigation, intellectual property and condominium and common interest community association law.

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