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Peter M. LaSorsa
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Peoria County, 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 County, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 4 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...
Grant Gulovsen
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Knox County, IL Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(309) 341-6010 256 S Soangetaha Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
University of Illinois College of Law
Peoria County, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 497-3245 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Peoria County, 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 County, IL Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(309) 497-3237 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment and Education
Peoria County, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 497-3208 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Family and Tax
Notre Dame Law School
Peoria County, 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 County, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 497-3209 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Employment, Business and IP
Saint Louis University School of Law
Fulton County, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 647-6300 121 W Elm St
Canton, IL 61520
Employment and Estate Planning
Tazewell County, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(309) 698-6627 1009 Illini Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611
Employment, Business, Divorce and Family
Tazewell County, IL Employment Law Attorney
(309) 999-4635 1 College Dr
Peoria, IL 61635
Employment, Administrative and Criminal
Tazewell County, 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
Denice Gierach
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DuPage County, 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...
D. Peter Wise
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Sangamon County, 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
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Sangamon County, 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
Bill Boznos
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DuPage County, IL Employment Law Attorney with 34 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...
Scott G. Richmond
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Kane County, IL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(847) 695-2400 2000 McDonald Road
Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60177
Employment, Collections, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Scott G. Richmond practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, banking, collections, employment, Landlord-Tenant law including evictions, personal injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, real estate short sales, homeowner and condominium association representation and zoning/land use issues. He is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Richmond was named a Leading Lawyer in Illinois for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Mr. Richmond is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association (where he's served as General Counsel...
Mr Charles S Watson
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Sangamon County, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 35 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...
David J Fish
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DuPage County, IL Employment Law Attorney with 19 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...
James G. Ahlberg
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Ogle County, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 40 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
David V. White
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Sangamon County, IL Employment Law Attorney with 29 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.
William Alexander Price
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DuPage County, 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...
Thomas P. Polacek
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Will County, 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,...
Thomas J. Arkell
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McLean County, 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
James R. Enlow
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Sangamon County, 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
James A. Devine
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Sangamon County, 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.
Richard M Manzella
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McLean County, 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...
Bradley B. Wilson
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Sangamon County, 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
Ethan Zelizer
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DuPage County, IL Employment Law Attorney with 15 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...
Gordon W. Gates
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Sangamon County, 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
Elizabeth Chavez
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Kane County, IL Employment Law Attorney
(630) 232-7450 10 W State Street, Suite 200
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationEmployment, Antitrust and Civil Rights
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Ms. Chavez counsels and represents employees in a variety of employment litigation matters including discrimination (based on age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion and sexual orientation), sexual harassment, Family Medical Leave Act and retaliation claims. Ms. Chavez has experience representing employees in front of administrative agencies (the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Department of Labor) and state and federal courts. The services offered by Ms. Chavez range from the review of a severance package, to representation at the administrative level--Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to legal representation in state and federal court.
Steven Whitmore
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Winnebago County, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(815) 986-0810 220 E. State St.
Suite 300
Rockford, IL 61104
Employment and Civil Rights
Kathleen Currie Chavez
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Kane County, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(630) 232-7450 10 West State Street, Suite 200
Geneva, IL 60134
Employment, Business, Consumer and Workers' Comp
Northwestern University School of Law
Kathleen C. Chavez, founding partner of Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC, earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1998 from Northwestern University School of Law. Chavez is a nationally recognized civil litigator with a reputation for obtaining exceptional results in challenging cases. She is a results-driven, highly focused “problem-solver” with an unmatched ability to strategically frame critical issues, develop innovative solutions and negotiate outstanding results for her clients. She is admitted to practice law in California, Illinois and Washington D.C., as well as various federal courts, the Federal Trial Bar and the United States Federal Court of Claims.
Heather Chastain Parker
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DuPage County, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(630) 320-2068 1300 Iroquois Ave Ste 220A
Naperville, IL 60563
Employment, Business and Consumer
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Brian D. Moore
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Dupage County, IL Employment Law Lawyer
(630) 717-7801 75 Executive Dr
#343
Aurora, IL 60504
Free ConsultationEmployment
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Richard P. Walsh
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Winnebago County, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(815) 981-4841 1707 East State St.
Rockford, IL 61104
Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Winnebago County, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(815) 490-4905 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment
Southern Illinois University College of Law
Winnebago County, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(815) 490-4913 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
University of Colorado School of Law
Winnebago County, IL Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(815) 490-4919 100 Park Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Employment and Tax
John Marshall Law School
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Problems in the workplace?

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.