Marielise Fraioli


Marielise uses her broad range of experience with complex business and commercial disputes along with her depth of skill as a litigator to successfully represent financial services clients in courtrooms across the country. She also uses that experience to counsel clients on regulatory compliance issues, risk management concerns, and enforcement actions.

Born in the Headless Horseman’s hometown of Sleepy Hollow, New York, Marielise hails from the East Coast. After stints as a burrito-roller at Chipotle, a computer salesperson at an Apple Store, and a beer vendor at minor league baseball games, Marielise became the first person in her family to go to law school. She then moved to Chicago (where she’s still looking for a decent bagel and a slice of “real” pizza), and now lives in the Wicker Park neighborhood with her wife and two cats, Dawson and Judy Pancake.



"Illinois Extends Common Interest Doctrine," Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Fall Publication (2018)

American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee

Chicago Bar Association (Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee)

ACA International, Members Attorney Program

Mortgage Bankers Association

Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago

Receivables Management Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Illinois Bankers Association


Contact Marielise

(312) 379-8547 DIRECT

(312) 939-0983 FAX

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Did You Know

As a philosophy major, she was most inspired by the works of Immanuel Kant and Peter Singer.

Marielise is obsessed with the show "The Office."

She can recite the entirety of "Ice Ice Baby" from memory.

As a child, Marielise dreamed of flying fighter jets.

She hopes to someday visit the region of Italy where her grandparents were born.

Marielise ran a sub-four-hour marathon on her first attempt.


University of Pittsburgh School of LawJ.D. (2012)

University of PittsburghB.A. cum laude (2009)


State of Illinois

U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois

U.S. District Court, W.D. Michigan

U.S. Tax Court