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I am a founding partner of Stephan Zouras, LLP. I represent people from all walks of life in class and individual civil litigation. Specifically, I've helped thousands of clients recover damages in cases involving unpaid overtime, employment disputes, business litigation, products liability and personal injury. I have successfully tried cases to verdict including obtaining a $9,000,000 verdict on behalf of 200 employees who were misclassified and denied overtime pay. 


I have also servedas leador co-leadcounsel on numerous complex class andcollective action cases involving wage and hour matters and has helped recover damages for tens of thousands of wronged employees. In these cases, I helped establish precedent in wage and hour law, forced major corporations to change unlawful employment practices and helped recover tens of millions of dollars in unpaid wages for his clients. 


In addition, for the past three years, I have been recognized by Chicago Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section as one of the top attorneys in Illinois, a distinction given to no more than 5% of Illinois lawyers.



Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 60%
    15 years, 40 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    15 years, 20 cases
  3. Employment: 20%
    15 years, 50 cases

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  • Jonathan Ian Nirenberg

    I have worked with Ryan on several overtime class action cases. He has consistently demonstrated excellent knowledge, experience and expertise in handling wage and hour matters. I endorse him.


    Jonathan Nirenberg Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

205 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2560
Chicago, IL, 60601-6024


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200011/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Illinois Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2012
Illinois Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2011
Illinois Risng StarsSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerStephan Zouras, LLP2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Daniels v. Premium CapitalPlaintiff verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996