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Ronald Barry Schwartz

Employment and labor Attorney at Deerfield, IL

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About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    I represent individuals in Whistleblower and unlawful retaliation cases. I frequently represent workers for unpaid overtime claims and in severance pay negotiations. I also represent individuals in defamation actions. In addition, I represent Relators in qui tam cases where false claims have been submitted to the United States, State of Illinois, the City of Chicago and other States.

    43 years, 640 cases

  2. Civil rights
    I concentrate my practice in unlawful retaliation cases. Although employment discrimination may no longer be as rampant as it once was, retaliation for whistleblowing, reporting sexual harassment, race discrimination, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, ADA, overtime claims, national origin, age discrimination, sexual orientation, workers compensation claims is still prevalent. I have 25 years experience fighting for worker's rights.

  3. Litigation
    Whistleblower law / Retaliation claims / False Claims Act in which cases are filed under seal. If Government recovers from Defendant, Relator--Plaintiff gets 15% to 30% of the recovery. I also represent workers in overtime wage cases. But I try to settle these cases out of court whenever possible.

    25 cases

  4. Libel and slander
    I represent persons who have been libeled and defamed in Illinois, especially employees.

  5. Workers compensation
    Our law firm, has a distinguished State wide Illinois workers compensation practice. We have more than 10 lawyers whose practice is in workers' compensation. Please call me for more details.

I enjoy playing basketball and badminton with my youngest daughter.  I know simple HTML code which allows me to update my website.

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Licensed for 42 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1980
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ronald Barry Schwartz
1260 Greenwood Ave.
Deerfield, IL, 60015


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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hedberg, Tobin, Flarehty & Whalen
  • 1995 - 2004


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Political Science
  • 1980
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977
  • Niles North High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1973
  • Cardiff University
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Desert Palace v. Costa
  • Affirmed for employee


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Labor & Employment Section Council
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association--Illinois
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - 2005
  • American Association of Law Schools
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 1993
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
  • 1989
  • Certificate of Merit
  • Chicago-Kent Law Review
  • 1980
  • Jordan S. Cassman Memorial Education Award
  • B'nai B'rith
  • 1973
  • Memco Scholarship Recognition
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • 1973
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  • Practising Law Institute
  • Defamation, Privacy and Other Common Law Issues in the Computer Age
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Rotary Club Meeting
  • Avoiding Post-Termination Employment Disputes
  • 2008
  • Networking opportunities for law students interested in Labor and Employment Law
  • Networking opportunities for law students interested in Labor and Employment Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
Endorse Ronald
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ron is a conscientious lawyer who works hard on behalf of his clients. He is honest, smart and genuinely concerned about helping people."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Deerfield Employment and labor Lawyer Ronald Barry Schwartz
Ronald Barry Schwartz
Employment and labor Attorney
Deerfield, IL
Licensed for 42 years