Matthew Lango focuses his practice on litigation, with a particular emphasis on representing clients in matters of labor and employment law, class actions, civil rights litigation, and criminal defense. He founded Hayes/Lango, LLP, with John Hayes after working for several years at the Chicago law firm of Frankel & Cohen.
Matthew represents clients in all types of employment matters, from negotiating severance agreements to wage and hour disputes and cases of discrimination based on gender, race, and national origin. He has handled employment cases at all stages of litigation and has represented clients in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the EEOC and Illinois Department of Human Rights.
Matthew also represents clients in labor matters, including disputes between individuals and their unions. Matthew also has extensive experience in class action litigation and successfully represented individuals in class and collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, and the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.
In addition, Matthew has extensive experience in the field of criminal defense. He represents clients in felony and misdemeanor cases in both state and federal courts, in cases ranging from traffic offenses to complex cases of fraud and drug conspiracies.