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Attorney Deanna Litzenburg

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  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale – J.D. 1999, cum laude
  • Southeast Missouri State University – B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy 1995, magna cum laude

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Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Deanna L. Litzenburg


Deanna L. Litzenburg is a Vice President and shareholder with Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. who focuses her practice in civil litigation, commercial litigation, premises liability, medical malpractice, employment law, creditors’ rights, workers’ compensation and alternative dispute resolution.

Deanna is an outstanding attorney who pursues excellence in her service to clients. During her 20 years of experience as an attorney, she has dedicated her time to serving all types of clients including, but not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, and product manufacturers throughout Southern Illinois with all of their litigation needs, equal employment issues, workers’ compensation claims, and various other employment issues. Deanna has successfully represented employers in many cases over her career including, but not limited to, Inter-City Products Corp. v. Industrial Commission, Dunklin v. Contempri Homes, Martha Embrich v. Memorial Hospital, and Fay Blakey v. Memorial Hospital.

Deanna is a certified mediator and serves as an arbitrator for both the St. Clair and Madison County Arbitration Programs. Deanna’s experience has made her a desired speaker at many seminars on workers’ compensation issues. Deanna has lectured for the National Business Institute’s Advanced Workers’ Compensation and other seminars. She has also spoken on employment issues several times at the firm’s annual seminars.

In her personal time, Deanna enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading and running.  She has completed four half marathons.


Professional Affiliations

Deanna is a member of bar associations across Illinois and Missouri. In Illinois, she is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association, St. Clair County Bar Association, and Madison County Bar Association. In Missouri, she is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Deanna has been named to Who’s Who in American Law and Illinois’ Leading Lawyers for several consecutive years, which is only awarded to the top 5% of lawyers in each state. Additionally, she is chair of the ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council and is a member of the ISBA AI Committee. Deanna also is a member of the Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois.

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