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Alejandro Caffarelli

Alejandro Caffarelli

also known as Alex Caffarelli

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About Me

Thank you for visiting my profile on Avvo. Although we feel right at home arguing complex points of legal theory, we focus on practical outcomes above all. We don't fight with opposing counsel over hypotheticals -- our goal is the best possible result for our clients, nothing more.



Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 90%
    18 years
  2. Immigration: 10%
    16 years



Hourly ($425/hour), Contingent (25-35%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (10 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Ethan G. Zelizer

    I endorse this lawyer. Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Ethan Zelizer Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Kristin Meridith Case

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Kristin Case Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Caffarelli & Associates Ltd.

224 S. Michigan Ave. Ste. 300
Chicago, IL, 60604


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Illinois Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney & ShareholderCaffarelli & Siegel Ltd.2001 - Present
AttorneyLaner Muchin Dombrow Becker Levin & Tominberg Ltd.1998 - 2000
AttorneyFox & Grove Chtd.1997 - 1998
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)President2010 - 2012
National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)Director2005 - Present
Puerto Rican Bar Association of IllinoisMember2002 - Present
Hispanic Lawyers Association of IllinoisDirector2001 - 2005
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - 2008
Hispanic Lawyers Association of IllinoisMember1998 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ulit v. Advocate South Suburban HospitalJury found in favor of the plaintiff after trial.
Jackson v. Jernberg Industries, Inc.Judge granted plaintiff's summary judgment
Rasic v. City of Northlake and Dennis Koletsos, individuallyJury found in favor of the plaintiff after trial.
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Minnesota Law ReviewCivil Forfeiture Hits Home: A Critical Analysis of United States v. Lot 5, Fox Grove, 79 Minn. L. Rev. 14471995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolN/AJD, Law1996
University of Michigan Ann ArborHistory, Spanish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Federal Bar Association chapter (City)EEOC Enforcement Litigation Priorities and Trends2014
7th Circuit ConferenceWhat Every Employment Lawyer Needs to Know About Criminal and Immigration Law2014
NELA/National PanelUnited We Stand: Effectively Representing Immigrants in Employment Cases2013
DePaul University PanelExploring Workers’ Rights2013
NELA/National PanelImmigration Status and Employment Law2012
LERA PanelWage/Hour Crackdown — Interns and Independent Contractors2012
ISBA, SpeakerHow to Prove Your FMLA Case2012
CBA, SpeakerEmployment Law Update2012
ABA National Conference, PanelDiscipline Discharge and Documentation2012
CBA, PanelBreaking Barriers Building Bridges2011
CBA, PanelIntersection of Employment/Immigration Law Issues2010
CBA, PanelThe Intersection Between the FMLA, the ADA, and Retaliatory Discharge2010
ABA, Panel ModeratorHot Topics in the Supreme Court2010
ABA Journal Podcast, Panel on Social MediaGood Employee Communication Tool or Liability2010
DePaul University College of Law, ICE Enforcement ConferenceICE Enforcement Conference: Employment Panel2009
AILA Regional ConferenceRegional Conference: Employment Enforcement Alert2009
Legal Update -- ADA Amendments ActAmerican with Disabilities Act Amendments2008
CVLS YLS Lunch SeminarThe Interplay Between Employment Law and Immigration Law2008
AILA Midwest Regional ConferenceEmployment Enforcement Alert2007
Chicago Bar Association CLECommon Immigration Issues in Employment Law2006
Chicago Bar Association CLEThe Undocumented in America2006