Frank Marsico
Frank J. Marsico

Frank Marsico joined Watt Tieder in 2013 in the firm’s newly-opened Chicago office. He concentrates his practice in construction and surety and fidelity law, providing a full range of litigation and transactional services to his clients.

In the areas of construction, surety and mechanics lien law, Frank represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, insurance companies and other corporate entities in litigation and transactional matters. His representation of these clients includes a wide variety of actions, including those involving breach of contract, indemnity, performance/payment bond claims, lien foreclosures, interpleader actions, conversion/imposition of constructive trust, banking law and bankruptcy. He also has extensive experience in insurance and fidelity coverage, commercial and tort litigation, FELA defense litigation, complex class action litigation, and civil rights defense.

Frank actively participates in state and federal court. His litigation experience in criminal and civil cases includes bench and jury trials, hundreds of depositions, multiple successful dispositive motions avoiding the necessity for trial and all other aspects of litigation from the initial pleadings stage through post-judgment proceedings.

  1. General Information


    • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1995
    • Moot Court Society National Appellate Team
    • Supreme Court of Illinois Rule 711 License
    • Marquette University, B.A., 1992

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  2. Representative Engagements
    • Jimmy Harvard v. Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, d/b/a Metra , 2011 IL App (1st) 103033-U, October 12, 2011 – Appeal from the Circuit Court of Cook County, No. 08 L 4945. The Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District, affirmed the Circuit Court of Cook County’s granting of summary judgment in favor of Metra and against plaintiff on both counts of the complaint, and denying plaintiff’s cross-motion for partial summary judgment against Metra, based upon alleged violations of the Federal Passenger Equipment Safety Standards promulgated in 49 C.F.R. Section 238.1 et. seq.
  3. Memberships & Affiliations
    • American Bar Association
      • Member of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
    • Leading Lawyers Network – Peer Selected
    • Northern Illinois Home Builders Association (NIHBA)
  4. Publications and Presentations
    • Frank has presented a variety of legal topics on surety law, including presentations certified for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.