Civil Rights and Employment Claims

We have represented both the employer and employee in discrimination and civil rights claims resulting in loss of employment, transfers or demotions.  We also counsel clients who are in the midst of such potential employment issues to assist in resolving such matters before reaching litigation.

Whether on behalf of the employee or employer, we have assisted in employment non-compete and non-solicit agreements, discrimination claims, unemployment issues, and employee severance agreements and disputes.


  • Case brought by our clients – five police officers – against a south suburb of Chicago, Mayor, and Police Chief for firing or discipline based on political affiliation.  The jury found all defendants liable in the amount of nearly $4.8 million dollars.
  • Jury found for our clients – three police officers and one civilian – for nearly $700,000 against south suburb of Chicago for firings and transfers based on political affiliation.
  • National origin and race discrimination case against the City of Chicago.  After extensive discovery, case settled favorably for our clients.


  • Civil rights claim against three Federal Bureau of Prisons’ employees accused of excessive force against an inmate.  Department of Justice retained our firm to represent the federal employees.  The court ruled in favor of all defendants at trial, which was affirmed on appeal.
  • Civil rights claim against a Federal Bureau of Prisons’ physician accused of failing to provide proper medical treatment to an inmate in violation of his constitutional rights.  Department of Justice retained our firm to represent the federal physician.  The court ruled in favor of the physician at trial, which was affirmed on appeal.
  • Civil rights claim against our clients, a South suburb of Chicago and Mayor, where plaintiff claimed she was fired based on political affiliation.  The court rejected the claim which was affirmed on appeal.