Marissa K. Lilja


Marissa K. Lilja

Ms. Lilja is an associate in the Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights and Litigation Departments. 

In her bankruptcy practice, she represents debtors, creditors, and trustees in Chapter 7 and 11 proceedings, workouts, liquidations, foreclosures, and financial restructurings.  She further assists business creditors with commercial litigation that often accompanies bankruptcy cases.  In her litigation practice, Ms. Lilja counsels and represents local businesses in commercial disputes, and contract and tort cases in the Maryland courts.

Ms. Lilja is active in the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association and serves on the board of the Greater Maryland Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).  Ms. Lilja also serves on the board of For the Love of Travis, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for and spreading awareness of issues related to adolescent depression and suicide prevention.

Ms. Lilja graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she served as associate editor of the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy.  She also interned for the Honorable Clayton Greene, Jr. in the Court of Appeals of Maryland, served with the Maryland Law Service Corps, volunteered with the Civil Rights for Persons with Disabilities Clinic, and was a research assistant to Professor Deborah Hellman.

She is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Industries Served


  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2013) Order of the Coif
  • University of Maryland - College Park (B.S., 2009)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Superior Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

  • Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring, Greater Maryland Network

  • Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, philanthropy chair, 2008 and historian, 2007
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