Mark D. Lipton served in the State's Attorney's Office for Champaign County from May 1975 until June 1982; he was First Assistant State's Attorney from January 1981 through June 1982. Mr. Lipton joined Meyer Capel, a Professional Corporation, in June 1982 and later became a shareholder.
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Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois in 1968. He graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 1975. Between college and law school, Mark served in the United States Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. While in law school, he was elected to membership in the Order of the Coif and invited to join the staff of the Northwestern University Law Review. He declined the latter invitation to serve as executive editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
Community and Civic Engagement
Mark is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Illinois State and Champaign County Bar Associations (CCBA President, 1998-2000). Mark is also a member of the legal committee for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Mark resides in Champaign with his wife, Patti. Patti is a massage therapist. They have five children (Eddie, Joshua, Andy, Renee, and Alex). Mark and Patti share their home with their dog (Gracie) and cat (Spot). Mark and Patti enjoy traveling, reading, hiking, and concerts.