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Marlo Del Percio


Marlo M. Del Percio

Filippini Law Firm, LLP
990 Grove Street, Suite 220
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Office: 312.300.6554
Fax:  312.324.0668

Marlo M. Del Percio | Filippini Law FirmMarlo Del Percio is an attorney with the Filippini Law Firm LLP. She practices in the areas of real estate, land use, local government, and education. She represents public and private sector clients in both transactional and litigation matters.

As counsel to various Illinois municipalities, Ms. Del Percio has drafted and negotiated assorted intergovernmental agreements and prepared numerous comprehensive ordinances. She also routinely counsels local government clients on a wide range of regulatory, policy, enforcement and statutory compliance matters. Ms. Del Percio’s experience also includes representation of private sector clients in land use and zoning matters.

In the field of education, Ms. Del Percio combines the practical experience she gained as classroom teacher with her legal expertise to assist both public and private sector clients. She has aided in the preparation of federal grant and Supplemental Educational Services provider applications and drafted various waivers for higher education clients.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Del Percio has significant experience in all areas of law firm management. She built Filippini Law Firm’s business infrastructure from the ground up, and has used that experience to assist other law firms and small businesses with their practice management and operational challenges.

During law school, Ms. Del Percio participated in the University of Chicago’s Mandel Legal Aid Clinic. Through her work in the Mental Health Project, she concentrated on policy and continuity of care issues and worked to prepare individuals to practice self-advocacy when navigating the mental health care system. Additionally, Ms. Del Percio participated in the University of Chicago Law School Foster Care Project. The project’s research focused on the legal and social issues surrounding teenagers aging out of the foster care system and provided policy recommendations for improving the foster care system nationally.

Prior to law school, Ms. Del Percio was a member of Teach For America, which is a corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all majors and career interests and working professionals who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Ms. Del Percio taught second grade for three years in the Greater New Orleans region. During her time as an educator, she collaborated with other faculty members and administrators to plan professional development activities for teachers, allocate Title One funds, and create school wide goals in writing, reading and math as a part of the School Improvement Team. She was also acknowledged as an Accelerated Reader Model Classroom during the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 school years.


  • Local Government: Illinois Open Meetings Act Update, Holland & Knight Alert, July 24, 2012
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Education Publish Joint Guidance on the Applicability of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records, Holland & Knight Alert, December 30, 2008
  • From Foster Care to Adulthood, University of Chicago Law School, June 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts and Bolts of Writing Ordinances, American Planning Association Illinois State Conference, Champaign, IL, September 19, 2012
  • Law Update, American Planning Association Illinois State Conference, Evanston, IL, October 6, 2011


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
  • Loyola University Chicago, B.S., summa cum laude
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