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Employment Law

Do you need an experienced employment lawyer in Cook County or one of the surrounding counties in Illinois?

We can help.

In today's turbulent economic times, employers and employees face challenges previously unknown to Americans. As demand for products and services decreases, employers cut costs, all too often by reducing the size of their workforce. However, not every reduction in workforce is lawful - employees and former employees still have rights and protections.

The advice and representation of a knowledgeable, experienced employment lawyer is more important now than ever before, whether you are an employer with labor issues, an employee who has been mistreated or wrongfully terminated, or an independent contractor with money owed to you.

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff of referral counselors can help you find an experienced employment lawyer who is right for you.

Meeting the American Bar Association's Standards for Lawyer Referral, our service has among the highest experience requirements for its employment lawyers in the entire nation.

Call us at (312) 554-2001 or get a referral online now.

What Does It Cost?

If you meet with the employment lawyer we refer, the lawyer will collect $30 at the initial consultation (which goes towards the operating costs of our service). The lawyer may also charge a fee for their time/service, which should be discussed directly with the lawyer prior to the meeting. During or after your initial consultation, the lawyer will discuss the legal fees required to handle your matter. There is no obligation on your part or the lawyer to go beyond the first initial telephone contact or meeting.

The Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit public service of the Chicago Bar Association. Trusted since 1874.

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