Mariana is of counsel at R&L and primarily works in representing consumers in debt collection cases, affirmatively suing debt collectors for violations of collection laws, real estate transactions, and property tax appeals.
Mariana graduated cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2011 where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and received a certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mariana served as judicial law clerk to the Hon. Lee Preston (Retired) and the Hon. David B. Atkins in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of County.
While in law school, Mariana was president of the Kent Justice Foundation, a public interest law group focused on expanding opportunities for law students and attorneys in not-for-profit law and public interest law. She was also president of the Student Hurricane Network, making numerous trips to New Orleans to provide volunteer legal services and disaster assistance to the residents of that city. As part of the Seventh Circuit Review, Mariana published a journal article on an emerging Fourth Amendment issue. In her final year of law school, Mariana became certified as a mediator and mediated a variety of cases throughout Cook County. She was inducted into the Bar & Gavel Society in recognition of her outstanding service to the school.
In 2006, Mariana received a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Mariana likes the Clash, the Auditorium Theatre and the people of her great city. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Hellenic Bar Association.
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT)
J.D. - 2011 - cum laude
B.A. - 2006
Chicago-Kent College of Law Young Alumni Council - Member
That's Not My Bag: The Seventh Circuit Tackles Fourth Amendment Standing in United States v. Carlisle, 6 Seventh Circuit Rev. 503 (2011) available at http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/Documents/Academic%20Programs/7CR/v6-2/karampelas.pdf.