Marisa L. Saber



(312) 382-3183

(312) 382-8910

Marisa Saber handles a variety of cases and arbitrations involving fires and explosions, construction defects, energy losses, mechanical system failures, contract disputes, and has a special interest in product liability issues. Marisa is licensed in Illinois and Missouri state court and a number of federal courts. She also handles cases in other states, including Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin and has tried cases to verdict in Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Marisa received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Ohio University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her law degree from DePaul University College of Law, cum laude, where she served as an editor of the DePaul Law Review. She also served as a summer associate with the firm.

Marisa enjoys working with her local community and is an adult literacy tutor for Literacy Chicago, a Chicago-based nonprofit that focuses on empowering individuals to achieve greater self-sufficiency through language and literacy instruction. Her favorite pastimes include cheering for her hometown Cleveland sports teams — especially the Cavs; hiking and biking; and seeing her favorite musicians perform live.


Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

May 21, 2019

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 17 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners - including one Emerging Lawyer - in its 2019 survey results.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 22 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

November 29, 2017

Leading Lawyers Network has recognized 22 Cozen O'Connor attorneys as top Illinois practitioners, including 19 "Leading Lawyers" and 3 "Emerging Lawyers" for its 2017 survey results publication.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 22 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

July 01, 2016

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 22 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named 4 others as Emerging Lawyers in its 2016 survey results.

Claims Against the Government [Claims Management Magazine]

June 24, 2016

Leslie Hulburt and Marisa Saber (Subrogation & Recovery) wrote an article on successfully bringing tort or contract claims against the government in Claims Management Magazine.

Marisa Saber Featured in the Ohio University News Forum

April 18, 2016

Marisa Saber (Subrogation & Recovery, Chicago) was featured in the Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences Forum highlighting her professional work achievements as well as her interest in the legal field.

Five Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as a 2015 ''Emerging Lawyer'' by Leading Lawyers

August 18, 2015

Five Cozen O'Connor attorneys from the firm's Chicago office have been recognized as a 2015 Illinois ''Emerging Lawyer,'' by Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company.


Indiana: New Home Warranties Must Be Insured [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

April 13, 2014

When faced with a subrogation loss involving a new or fairly new house, and a potential construction defect that caused the loss, one of the first things to look for is how warranties can help or hurt your case. Did the builder give an express warranty? For how long? Were any warranties disclaimed?...

Minnesota Supreme Court: No More Bright Line Anti-Subrogation Approach in Tenant Subrogation [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

December 17, 2012

The Supreme Court of Minnesota recently adopted a case-by-case approach to analyze whether a landlord or landlord’s insurer may sue its tenant. Ram Mutual Insurance Company v. Rusty Rohde d/b/a Studio 71 Salon, ____N.W.2d ____, 2012 WL 3822155 (2012). The decision effectively overrules the...

Illinois Court Expands Reach of Implied Coinsured Doctrine [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 12, 2011

An Illinois Appellate Court recently issued an opinion which may make subrogating against a negligent tenant more challenging. Auto Owners Ins. Company a/s/o John Ellis v. Thomas Callaghan, 952 N.E.2d 119 (Ill.App.3d 2011) involved a landlord’s carrier that sued a tenant who was leasing a...

Fall 2007 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2007

Fall 2007 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - As football season gets underway and the exciting post-season baseball action has
started, Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation Department is pleased to announce the continued expansion of our team roster. The Fall 2007 edition of the Subro Observer includes the introduction of five new attorneys in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

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  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • Ohio University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003

Awards & Honors

Leading Lawyers Network — Emerging Lawyer

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Missouri
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association