Pierce, Denis

Practice Areas

  • Foreclosure & Title Clearance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Eviction
  • Real Estate Owned (REO) Closing


Kenyon College (B.A., 1966) Loyola School of Law (J.D., 1969)

Pierce, Denis

Office: Chicago, IL

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Denis Pierce originally worked for a Fannie Mae-designated firm in Chicago from 1971 to 1974. Shortly thereafter, Denis saw an opportunity to build a law practice representing Fannie Mae servicers and established Pierce & Associates.

After its formation in April 1975, Denis was heavily involved in development and oversight of the new firm’s operations. He joined the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association (IMBA) in 1980. In 1987, he became chair of the Legislative Committee and helped rewrite the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law. He also sat on the IMBA Board of Directors and received the Chairman of the Year Award in 1987. In 1988, he was a founding member of the USFN and its second president.  Also in the 1980s, the firm joined the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. Under his guidance, the firm also became a designated representative of Freddie Mac. 

With over 41 years’ of experience in foreclosure and default servicing representing major mortgage banking companies with business in Illinois Denis is now Sr. Managing Attorney with the combined firms of McCalla Raymer Liebert Pierce, LLC.

Education and Admissions

Denis Pierce is a graduate of Kenyon College in 1966 with an AB degree in philosophy and obtained his J.D degree from Loyola School of Law in 1969. 


Illinois 1969

US District Court, Northern District of IL

Professional and Community Involvement

Mortgage Bankers Association of America, Member

Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Chicago Bar Association, Member

USFN, Member


Member and Founding board member and 2nd President of USFN, 1993 to 1995. 


Established Pierce Family Charitable Foundation, Dec. 2007 (piercefamilyfoundation.org) and became active in the not-for-profit and philanthropic sector in Chicago.  

Board of Directors: The Emergency Fund, All Chicago(Chair of Development committee), Housing Opportunities for Women(Co-chair of development committee),  Groundworks Center for Resilient Communities 

Committee member engaged in helping housing and environmental nonprofits including La Casa Norte, the Cara Program, Neighborhood Housing Services, Mercy Housing Lake Front, Neathawanta Center, and For the Love of Water (FLOW)

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