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I represent employers and employees on a wide range of workplace issues, including discrimination and sexual harassment, management training, employment practice audits, wage-hour issues, worker classification, reductions-in-force, hiring and firing, and severance and employment agreements.  I handle claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, and other administrative agencies, and I regularly present and write on employment topics.


As an advocate for employers and employees, I have a unique perspective in understanding the positions of all parties. I believe in providing personal service to clients efficiently and economically, and working to resolve legal workplace issues so that clients can focus on their work.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%
    32 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Susan Marla Lampert

    Ms. Goldstein is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in matters of Employment Law. She provides excellent service for her client and is well respected by her colleagues. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation.


    Susan Lampert Family Attorney
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  • Lakshmi Deepa Lakshmanan

    Lori is a dedicated and passionate lawyer. I co-presented a CLE with Lori and she was well-versed and current in her knowledge of employment law. Lori has many years of experience and is thought highly of amongst other attorneys. I would recommend Lori without hesitation.


    Lakshmi Lakshmanan Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein LLC

P.O. Box 8355
Northfield, IL, 60093


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198405/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 SuperlawyerSuperLawyers2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Lori A. Goldstein LLC2011 - Present
Of CounselWildman Harrrold2000 - 2011
Of CounselHolleb & Coff1984 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)Member2014 - Present
Career Resouce Center (empowers individuals in job search and transition)Secretary/Board member2012 - Present
North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED)Board member2011 - Present
EPWNGMember2011 - Present
New Trier Board of EducationBoard Member2011 - Present
North Shore LAWBoard member2011 - Present
Family Action Network (FAN)Board member2005 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Temple JeremiahLegal Counsel/Board Member2010 - 2015
Women's Bar Assn. of IllinoisMember1986 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Client Bulletin“Year-End Roundup and New Year Forecast,”2016
Client Bulletin“Ring in the New Year with New 2015 Employment Laws: Illinois Ban-the-Box, LGBT Rules for Federal Contractors, Minimum Wage, Pregnancy Accommodations, and More…”2015
Client Bulletin“Difficult Work Conversations: Tips For Employees And Employers,”2015
Next Act for Women blog“Work Transition In 2015,”2015
Client Bulletin“Labor Day Law List – 10 Employment Law Changes,”2015
Client Bulletin"Employee Accommodations in Two Arenas: Pregnancy and Mental Disabilities,"2014
Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein LLC Client Bulletins June-Aug. 2014Medical Marijuana and Your Workforce - The New (2014) Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (MCPP)2014
Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein LLC Client Bulletin Winter 20142014 Welcomes Obamacare, Vocal College Athletes, and Older Workers – The Economic Impact on Employers and Employees2014
Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein LLC Client Bulletin Fall 2013Sex, Drugs and Guns: What’s New in the Workplace?2013
Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein LLC Client Bulletin Summer 2013Summertime: Internships and Company Social Events2013
Chicago Daily Law BulletinLegal Lessons for Employment Transitions2013
Chicago Daily Law BulletinExit Interviews2013
Pioneer PressPioneer Press Business Spotlight Features Lori Goldstein, Employment Lawyer2012
The Journal of Workers CompensationADA Update: What Are The Courts Debating1992
Food Industry NewsMinimizing Your Employment Liability - Understanding the Interplay among the ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation1991
Chicago Healthcare MagazineProtecting the Rights of the Disabled1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignJournalism and Mass CommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarRetaliation and Whistleblower Claims2015
SalonWomen in the Workplace: Legal Rights and2015
PresentationsHow to Have Difficult Conversations in the Workplace2015
Legal seminarCurrent Issues In Employment: Worker Classification, Hiring and Workplace Discrimination Laws, Social Media at Work, Documentation and Employment Contracts, Noncompetes and Severance Agreements2015
Friday speakerBeginnings and Endings: Rights at Hire and Fire2015
ConferenceMedical Marijuana and Your Workforce – Developments in Employment Law2015
The Fall Professional Speakers of EPWNGHaving Difficult Conversations, Tips, Tricks and Techniques2014
Skokie Chamber Business Building Lunch)Hot Topics in Employment Law - New Rules on Illinois Noncompetes, Social Media at Work, Worker Classification: Independent Contractors, Overtime Exemptions2014
North Shore LAW/Chicago Title and Trust CLE PresentationDeveloping Privacy and Data Security Issues for Small Business Owners and Employers – New Laws, Regulations and Best Practices (with Stacy Streuer)2014
North Shore Executives Networking Group (NSENG) MeetingCurrent Issues in Employment Law: At-Will Employment, Employment Contracts, and New Rules on Noncompetes; Rights at Termination, Separation Agreements and RIFs; An Older Workplace2014
Independent Finance Association of Illinois semi-annual meetingMedical Marijuana and Your Workforce – Developments in Employment Law2014
MRA - The Management Association Year-End RoundtableExit Interviews2013
Kessler Orlean Silver & Co. business lunchCurrent Issues in Employment Law2013
Intraspectrum Counseling seminarLGBT and Legal Rights2013
HR.Com WebinarReductions-in-Force and Economic Alternatives, and Social Media in the Workplace2013
North Shore LAW CLEEmployment Discrimination, Hiring and Firing and Immigration (with Lakshmi Lakshmanan)2012
Career Resource Center (Lake Forest) SeminarHR and Legal Lessons for Successful Employment Transition (with Mary Beth Barrett Newman)2012
Career Resource Center seminarThe Importance of Attracting and Retaining Older Workers2011