Normal, Illinois Employment Lawyers

Thomas J. Arkell
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Bloomington, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(309) 828-6241 1001 North Main Street, Suite A
Bloomington, IL 61701
Employment and Immigration
University of Notre Dame
Richard M Manzella
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Bloomington, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(309) 829-7424 117 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Consumer
DePaul College of Law
* Single attorney firm concentrating in employment law since June 1999 representing Plaintiffs in nearly every aspect of their employment including discrimination (e.g., Title VII, ADEA, Illinois Human Rights Act, ADA) and wrong ful dismissal (e.g., FMLA, Workers' Compensation retaliation, whistleblower claims) pension/ERISA, wage and hour, severance and employment agreement review and unemployment appeals. * Also representing clients in consumer rights actions. * Experienced in state and federal courts at both trial and appellate levels. * Admitted to Illinois and Northern District of Illinois Bar 1999, Central District of Illinois 2002, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 2004. *15 years of supervisory and...
Bloomington, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 766-4593 1 State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61701
Employment and Civil Rights
Bloomington, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 827-0044 207 W Jefferson St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Peter M. LaSorsa
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Mapleton, IL Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(312) 505-5038 7109 S Ridgebrook Dr
Mapleton, IL 61547
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
John Marshall Law School
I am a unique Illinois lawyer who represents individuals, consumers and small business owners. I have two office locations to better serve you--one in downtown Chicago and one just outside Peoria. If you have been seriously injured, physically or monetarily I am here to help you. I handle sexual harassment cases as well as personal injury cases, including wrongful death cases, throughout the state of Illinois. I can help you through the complex legal system. My priority is client satisfaction. Unlike most attorneys I am available seven days a week and can work around your schedule.

I am...
Kerrianne L. Waters
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Peoria, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Boulevard
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I was born in raised near Peoria, Illinois. After obtaining my degree from the University of Illinois I attend Southern Illinois University to obtain my Juris Doctorate Degree. While in law school I helped manage a Self Help Legal Center allowing the public to use forms to represent themselves. I worked with the school to become the first law school in Illinois to require a pro bono commitment from each student during his/her time at the school.

I was able to acquire a license to practice law as a senior law student which allowed me to work...
Rochelle A. Funderburg
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Champaign, IL Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Employment, Administrative and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Rochelle A. Funderburg brings extensive knowledge of labor and employment issues and wide-ranging litigation experience to the practice of law at Meyer Capel. A former assistant city attorney and practicing lawyer for more than 30 years, Ms. Funderburg has handled a variety of cases – from inception through trial and appeal, representing insurance carriers, employers, employees, and various local governmental bodies. Ms. Funderburg received her bachelor of science and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois, where she also earned the Charles E. Merriam Scholarship. Following completion of her formal legal studies in 1981, Ms. Funderburg joined Coles County, Illinois-based...
Lorna K. Geiler
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Champaign, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Employment
University of Illinois College of Law
Lorna Geiler brings Meyer Capel the benefits of a distinguished academic career. A 1986 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and a 1983 cum laude graduate of Illinois State University, she joined the firm in 1988. Ms. Geiler is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American, Illinois State and Champaign County Bar Associations. She is also involved in the employment and labor law section of the Illinois State Bar Association and was listed in Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans in 1992. Lorna has represented employers before the Illinois...
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(309) 999-9899 416 Main Street  
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business and Criminal
Southern Illinois University College of Law
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(309) 497-3237 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment and Education
Peoria, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 497-3208 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Family and Tax
Notre Dame Law School
Decatur, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(214) 641-1787 3621 N Taylor Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Consumer
University of Illinois College of Law
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 497-3223 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 497-3245 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Peoria, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 497-3209 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business and IP
Saint Louis University School of Law
Peoria, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 999-4635 1 College Dr
Peoria, IL 61635
Employment, Administrative and Criminal
Mackinaw, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(408) 836-9986 PO Box 677
Mackinaw, IL 61755
Employment and Business
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Monticello, IL Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(217) 762-9416 316 S Charter St
Monticello, IL 61856
Employment
East Peoria, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 698-6627 1009 Illini Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611
Employment, Business, Divorce and Family
Champaign, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(217) 351-7479 2506 Galen Dr
Champaign, IL 61821
Employment and Business
Monticello, IL Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(217) 359-5012 316 S Charter St
PO Box 80
Monticello, IL 61856
Employment and Appeals
Denice Gierach
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(630) 756-1160 1776 Legacy Circle
Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60563
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Illinois Institute of Technology
Denice A. Gierach is a business lawyer with almost 30 years of experience representing business owners in the formation, franchising, and dissolution of businesses; representing employers in matters of employment and age discrimination in the workplace; and aiding individuals in matters of advanced estate planning, charitable giving, Medicare and Medicaid, and Social Security. As a Certified Public Accountant with a Master's degree in Management, Ms. Gierach also practices in the areas of Income Taxation, Federal Estate Taxation, and varied Real Estate Law, including commercial real estate. Ms. Gierach began her career in accounting working...
Steven B. Ekker
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Sugar Grove, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(630) 234-4682 221 S. Main Street
Suite 200
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Employment, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Attorney Steven Ekker began practicing law in Illinois in 1993. Since then, he has distinguished himself throughout Illinois courtrooms for outstanding legal services in a wide variety of practice areas. Focusing on civil litigation, Mr. Ekker is skilled in handling cases involving: personal injury; commercial and business disputes; real estate litigation; general civil litigation; divorce and family law; contract disputes; wage, salary, commission and other employment disputes; foreclosures; defamation; and, appeals.

With experience representing both sides of civil disputes, Mr. Ekker is able to effectively anticipate strategies from opposing counsel. He has a track record for success both in state and...
William Alexander Price
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Warrenville, IL Employment Law Attorney
(800) 630-4780 PO Box 1425
Warrenville, IL 60555
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Landlord Tenant
Duke University School of Law and Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Freiburg-Im-Breisgau, Germany
Bill Price is an attorney in private practice in Warrenville, Illinois. He served as the Vice-Chairman for the Corporation, Securities, and Business Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, and is a member of the Administrative Law Section Council, for which he has edited the Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law. His private practice includes business and administrative litigation. He was appointed by Governor Edgar and confirmed by the Illinois Senate as the state Small Business Utility Advocate. Additional books by Mr. Price include Limited Liability Organizations (Specialty Technical Publications, Vancouver, BC), which covers all forms of business entity...
James R. Enlow
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Springfield, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Employment, Criminal, Probate and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
D. Peter Wise
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Springfield, IL Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
The John Marshall Law School
Bradley B. Wilson
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Springfield, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Employment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Patrick D. Cummings
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Woodridge, IL Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(312) 578-9501 3550 Hobson Road, Suite 203
Woodridge, IL 60517
Employment, Asbestos, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Northern Illinois University
Chicago attorney focusing on helping people who have suffered injuries in truck or motor vehicle crashes. I also represents individuals involved in workers compensation claims, people who have not been treated fairly by their own insurance company, and people who have been wrongfully or unlawfully fired by their employers.
Bill Boznos
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(630) 375-1958 1700 Park Street
Suite 203
Naperville, IL 60563
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Estate Planning
John Marshall Law School
William P. Boznos is the founding attorney of Boznos Law. He brings a unique 360 degree perspective to its advice and advocacy. He has served as in house senior counsel for a Fortune 500 Company for over a decade. In addition, he has served as Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Human Resources for both privately held and large publicly held companies for years, including Harrah’s Casinos, the largest gaming operation in the world. This unique background gave him an unprecedented access to company CEO’s, human resources departments, and the corporate insight you need. He has represented both...
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Springfield, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Thomas P. Polacek
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Joliet, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(815) 727-0100 3601 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Employment and Personal Injury
Washington University School of Law
Tom practices primarily in the area of personal injury, representing the seriously injured in state and federal trial courts. He also represents clients in general administrative litigation. Tom has litigation experience before trial and appellate courts in Missouri and Illinois, including arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court. He has represented clients and tried cases in U.S. Federal Courts in the Illinois Central and Northern Districts.

Tom was an academic All-American football player at Washington University in St. Louis and is married to a former national champion volleyball player. He maintains a strong interest in all sports and counts riding his bicycle,...
David J Fish
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(630) 355-7590 200 E. 5th Avenue
Suite 123
Naperville, IL 60565
Employment and Business
Northern Illinois University
David is also well-respected in the legal community. For example, he was named an Illinois “Rising Star” attorney by Law and Politics Magazine during 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He also received a 5.0 out of 5.0 “preeminent” ranking from Martindale Hubbell. David has, on several occasions, lectured at educational seminars for lawyers and other professionals. He has moderated a continuing legal education panel of federal magistrates and judges on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, he has presented before the Illinois State Bar Association on electronic discovery rules, and he testified before the United States Judicial Conference...
Mr Charles S Watson
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Springfield, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(217) 544-6165 P.O.Box 5477
Springfield, IL 62705
Employment, Divorce and Family
Drake University Law School
With over 30 years in practice and being a fourth generation lawyer, I live to help my clients. I understand that our families and our jobs are largely how we define ourselves, and when things go wrong with either our whole world is turned upside down. If you have been wrongfully fired, harassed, underpaid, or treated badly by your employer, I may be able to help you get justice for the wrongs done to you. If you need a divorce, child support, custody, visitation, or some other help in your family situation, contact me to get you started...
Gordon W. Gates
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Springfield, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Employment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
James G. Ahlberg
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Rochelle, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(815) 562-4443 501 6th Avenue
P.O. Box 358
Rochelle, IL 61068
Employment, Divorce, Family and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
James A. Devine
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Springfield, IL Employment Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(217) 788-0798 607 East Adams, Suite 1510
Springfield, IL 62701
Free ConsultationEmployment
DePaul College of Law
Practice devoted to representing employees, both private and public sector. Served as a U.S. Marine Corps lawyer (Captain), assistant Illinois Attorney General, and assistant State's Attorney. Served as a civilian in the Pentagon for over twenty years prior to returning to Illinois in 2004.
David V. White
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Springfield, IL Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(217) 726-7540 801 South MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Kentucky College of Law
Dave White is a partner with Kopec, White & Spooner Attorneys at Law (telephone 217-726-7540) and has over 25 years experience helping small business owners, families and individuals in Springfield, Illinois and throughout Sangamon County and Central Illinois. Kopec, White & Spooner is a full-service law firm providing cost-conscious representation and legal solutions for its clients.
Sean M Britton
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Charleston, IL Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(217) 345-4200 517 Seventh St.
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Attorney focusing on all types of criminal and civil litigation throughout East Central Illinois.
Ethan Zelizer
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Naperville, IL Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(630) 551-8374 HR Law Counsel, LLC
3108 State Route 59, Suite 124-205
Naperville, IL 60565
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Ethan G. Zelizer is a nationally respected employment and labor law attorney, senior certified human resources professional and a certified labor relations professional, based in Chicago, Illinois. Ethan has extensive experience working with both management and employees. He has extensive experience representing and advising employers in various industries including financial services, aerospace, manufacturing, and food distribution, in all aspects of labor and employment law. He regularly appears before federal and state courts, federal arbitration panels, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Human Rights Commission. Ethan...
Ross I. Molho Esq
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Lisle, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(630) 871-2614 2300 Cabot Drive
Suite 500
Lisle, IL 60352
Employment and Administrative
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.