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Stephen A. Glickman is an experienced Chicago employment law attorney who has successfully represented businesses, executives, and other employees in all areas of employment law for over 25 years.  He brings talent, skill, knowledge, and experience to the table, along with a personalized approach to the practice of law.


Mr. Glickman has an extensive employment law litigation background in federal and Illinois state court.  He aggressively litigates employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, FMLA, wrongful termination and a wide variety of other employment law cases.  In addition, he represents clients in administrative proceedings before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and Human Rights Commission, the Illinois Department of Labor, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and many other federal, state and city administrative agencies.  Mr. Glickman also negotiates numerous out-of-court settlements and employment separation agreements.


Mr. Glickman advises businesses in human resources situations, including hiring and firing decisions, employee discipline, personnel policies, employee handbooks, ADA accommodation requests, FMLA and other leaves of abscence, employment selection testing, drug and alcohol testing, at-will employment, employment risk management, and compliance with the ever-changing federal and state employment laws.  He also counsels executives on employment contracts, executive compensation, severance packages, and non-competition agreements.


Mr. Glickman was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the United States Distrct Court, Northern District of Illinois in 1987, and to the United States Federal Trial Bar and the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit in 1989.  He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois.  He has served as an Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois since 1995.


Born in Chicago, Mr. Glickman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1983 with a double major in history and philosophy and a minor in English, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the DePaul University College of Law in 1987.


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Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 26%
    28 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    28 years
  3. Sexual Harassment: 25%
    28 years
  4. Discrimination: 24%
    28 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Contingent (33%)

Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Ryan Michael Paulus

    Well-known, well-respected lawyer who fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended.


    Ryan Paulus Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Steve for many years while I was practicing in Chicago and thereafter from time to time in my current practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Steve is an excellent attorney. He is extremely diligent and knowledgeable.


    Bradley Braun
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Stephen A. Glickman, P.C.

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL, 60603-5066


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorABA Section of Litigation, Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee2014
Legal WritingDePaul1985
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyStephen A. Glickman, P.C.1995 - Present
AttorneyChuhak & Tecson, PC1989 - 1995
AttorneyFederal Employment Litigation1987 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Employment Law TipsAttorney Member2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionAttorney Member, Labor and Employment Law Section2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
DRI Employment and Labor LawAttorney Member2013 - Present
Employment/Labor Mediators and ArbitratorsAttorney Member2013 - Present
Labor and Employment Relations AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Employment and Labor Relations Law CommitteeAttorney Member2013 - Present
University of Wisconsin, Madison Alumni AssociationLifetime Member2011 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)Attorney Member1995 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member1995 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionAttorney Member, Labor and Employment Law Section1995 - Present
Circuit Court of Cook County, IllinoisArbitrator1995 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law CommitteeAttorney Member, Labor and Employment Law Committee1995 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Salwierak v. BaranskiObtained $136,049 Judgment for Client.
Neil v. City of Harvey, et al.Obtained Summary Judgment on all Counts for my Client Chief of Police.
Akkerman v. City of Harvey, et al.Won case. Motion to Dismiss Granted on all counts against client.
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Avvo Legal GuidesThe New Illinois Pregnancy Discrimination Law2015
Avvo Legal GuidesWhat to do when you are Sexually Harassed at Work2015
Employment Law Chicago BlogEmployment Law Chicago Blog2015
Avvo Legal GuidesSeparation Agreements: Key Elements for the Employee2014
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionContract Terminable Only Upon Express Written Written Consent of Parites Terminable At Will2014 Asked Employment Law Questions2014
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionIllinois Senate Passes Legislation the would Expand the Legal Rights of Pregnant Employees2014
National Employment Lawyers AssociationIllinois Common Law Claim for Retaliatory Discharge Only Applies to At-Will Employees2014
Employment Law Chicago BlogPerformance Review Alone Does Not Satisfy Adverse Employment Action Element of Title VII Claim2014
Employment Law Chicago Blog7th Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment on Title VII Race and Retaliation Claims2014
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionIllinois Employment Discrimination Plaintiffs Must Brings Claims Under Title VII and the Illinois Human Rights Act in Order to Obtain Maximum Relief2014
Employment Law Chicago BlogU.S. Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments are Taxable Wages for FICA Purposes2014
Employment Law Chicago Blog7th Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Title VII Gender Case2014
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionEmployer that Grants FMLA Leave Estopped from Claiming that Employee was Not Entitled to that Leave2014
Employment Law Chicago BlogSeventh Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Illinois State Common Law Retaliatory Discharge Case2014
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section7th Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment Twice in Two Weeks in ADEA and Title VII Cases2014
Employment Law Chicago BlogContract Terminable Only upon Express Written Consent of Parties Terminable At Will2014
Employment Law Chicago BlogTitle VII of no Avail to Job Applicant Promised Phony Job in Exchange for Sexual Favors2014
Employment Law Chicago BlogEEOC Challenges CVS's Severance Agreement2014
Empoyment Law Chicago blogSeventh Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment in ADEA Disparate Discipline Case2014
Employment Law Chicago BlogNo Adverse Employment Action, No Viable Employment Discrimination Claim2014
Employment Law Chicago BlogNo Illinois Workers Compensation Retaliatory Discharge Claim for Employee Discharged for Refusing to Take Mandatory Drug Test2014
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionHeightened Standard of Proof for Reverse Sex Discrimination Plaintiffs2014
Avvo Legal GuidesExecutive Employment Contracts: Key Elements for the Executive2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Wisconsin, MadisonDouble Major--History and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Conference of the National Association of Attorney-MediatorsMediation from the Practicioner's Perspective "And Now A Word From Our Sponsors"2012