About Mario Iveljic
As a founding Partner of Mag Mile Law, LLC, Mario brings almost 20 years of complex litigation and transactional experience to the Firm. A seasoned litigator, Mario has litigated cases throughout the state of Illinois and the United States. He has appeared in court in proceedings in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, and New York.
Mario has been named an Illinois "rising star," one of the "top young attorneys in Illinois," and one of Illinois' "outstanding young lawyers." Mario's work has captured the attention of judges, jurors and clients alike. Judges have commented that he is "very talented," "well respected" and "someone who gets things done." One client thought he was "one of the best lawyers she ever worked with." After his first solo jury trial, one of the jurors thought he was a "seasoned pro."
He has represented a wide variety of clients – from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses to individual clients. He provides each and every client with a very simple, commonsense approach to their cases. No B.S. No promises that he can't keep. Rather, he provides them with a thorough work up of the file, discusses all the strengths and weaknesses of the case, explains what the options are, what the possible results might be, and what path to take to achieve the best possible result given the circumstances.
Mario is a Yale University graduate and accomplished soccer player - traveling the country playing semi-professional soccer even as an attorney. He is accustomed to high pressure situations and does not shy away from a fight. Clients find that he is an attorney they will swear by, and not at.
Personal Injury Litigation
Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
Special Remedies (Temporary Restraining Orders, Injunctions)
General Business Services
EDUCATION & LICENSES
Licensed Insurance Producer (Property & Casualty)
Licensed Real Estate Agent/Realtor®
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law (Cum Laude), 2003
Honors: Dean's Honor List Each Semester, Merit Scholarship Recipient, CALI Award Winner for Legal Writing, Trial Advocacy and Criminal Procedure
Yale University, Economics, 1999
Member of Varsity Soccer Team
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Magazine's "Outstanding Young Lawyers" (2013)
Chicago Magazine's "Outstanding Young Lawyers" (2010)
Chicago Magazine's "Rising Stars in Illinois" (2009)
Chicago Magazine's "Top Young Attorneys in Illinois" (2008)
Captain – RWB Adria Soccer Club – National Amateur Champions (2011)
Captain – Illinois State Select Soccer Team – National Champions (2007 & 2008)
Member of 10 Illinois State Championship Club Soccer Teams
NEWS & EVENTS
Guest Speaker, Asset Protection & Illinois Litigation, Chicago Real Estate Investor's Association 3-Day Conference, February 21-23, 2020
Guest Speaker, Asset Protection & Illinois Litigation, Chicago Real Estate Investor's Association 3-Day Conference, October 4-6, 2019
Ammerman v. Raymond Corp., 379 Ill.App.3d 878 (1st Dist. 2008)
Murphy v. Mancari's Chrysler Plymouth, Inc., 381 Ill.App.3d 768 (1st Dist. 2008)
Murphy v. Mancari's Chrysler Plymouth, Inc., 408 Ill.App.3d 722 (1st Dist. 2011)
Am. Fam. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, 2013 IL App (4th) 120491-U
IN THE NEWS
Illinois Hotel Asks 7th Circuit to Save Pandemic Coverage Suit. Law360, March 2021. Read the full article here.
Will a COVID-19 Liability Waiver Hold Up In Court? Legal Zoom, August 2020. Read the full article here.
What Exactly Can Be Taken From You In A Lawsuit. Forbes, July 2020. Read the full article here.
What's my goal? To get deals done. Nothing more. Many lawyers are notorious for 'killing' deals due to their overzealous representation of their clients. They tend to bog down negotiations with unnecessary arguments and take stubborn positions. Not me.
I believe litigation is the last option. If possible, I always first calmly seek affable compromise in any dispute. But when compromise fails, I strike and strike hard to achieve my client's goals.
I believe success starts and ends with knowing who I represent, why I am representing them, and what it is we are up against. To me, this means more than just the facts-it means understanding the person-top to bottom, inside and out.