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Cynthia Nicole Pietrucha

Wrongful termination Attorney at Naperville, IL

5.0   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Cynthia

Learn Cynthia’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    35%
    She focuses her caseload on negotiating separation pay, non-competes, severance agreements and general releases when employees allege race discrimination, gender discrimination or disability discrimination in the workplace.

    10 years

  2. Wrongful termination
    35%
    Attorney Pietrucha's firm is concentrated on employment separation, "wrongful termination" from employment, severance agreements, separation packages and general releases.

    10 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Breach of contract cases in state and federal court.

    10 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    Speeding, driving without insurance

  5. Personal injury
    5%
    Premise injury and dog bites

  6. Privacy
    5%
    BIPA, unlawful storage of biometrics like fingerprints and facial scans

Legal Advocate for Employment, Contracts, and Personal Injury Claims

Looking for a dedicated legal advocate to protect your rights and interests? Look no further. I am Cynthia Pietrucha, Esq., a seasoned attorney focused on employment law, contracts, and personal injury claims. With a track record of successful outcomes, I am committed to securing justice for my clients.

Services Offered:

  • Severance Agreements: Ensure you receive a fair deal when parting ways with your employer.  I have a unique perspective on severance negotiations because I've represented both employees and corporations in severance negotiations. 
  • Unemployment Appeals: Fight for the benefits you deserve during challenging times.
  • Discrimination Cases: Stand up against workplace discrimination, no matter the form.
  • FMLA/Medical Leave: Protect your job and benefits when you need medical or family leave.
  • Assault/Battery Cases: Pursue justice if you've been a victim of assault or battery.
  • BIPA/Biometric Privacy Violations: Safeguard your privacy rights in the digital age.

Why Choose Me:

  • Proven Success: I have a strong track record of securing favorable outcomes for my clients.
  • Dedication: I am passionate about defending your rights and interests.
  • Experience: With years of experience, I know the ins and outs of employment, contract, and personal injury law.
  • Personalized Approach: I take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor strategies accordingly.
  • Effective Communication: I keep you informed at every step, ensuring you are an active part of your case.
  • Client-Centered Representation

I understand that navigating legal matters can be overwhelming. I'm here to simplify the process, providing you with expert guidance and unwavering support. My goal is to empower you to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible outcome.

If you are facing employment challenges, contract disputes, or personal injury claims, reach out today. Let's discuss your case and chart a path towards a brighter future. Your rights matter, and I'm here to protect them.

Contact me at to schedule a consultation. Your legal journey starts here.

 

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Naperville, Illinois Board Room - Used for Depositions, Mediations, Negotiations, Court Reporter Proceedings

Location

Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC
1717 N. Naper Boulevard
Suite 200
Naperville, IL, 60563

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
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Posted by Edward | March 28, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The peace of mind she provided was truly invaluable.
A few months ago, I found myself in need of professional legal advice. A friend recommended Cynthia N. Pietrucha, emphasizing her expertise. Seeking her guidance turned out to be the best decision I made. Cynthia not only answered all my questions comprehensively but, more importantly, she helped me gain a deeper understanding of my rights. The peace of mind she provided was truly invaluable. I wholeheartedly recommend Cynthia; entrusting your legal matters to her ensures you'll be in capable hands.
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Response from Cynthia Pietrucha April 3, 2024
Thank you for the kind review. You are a very talented person with a lot to offer to the world. I wish you the best as you move forward!
Posted by Takeyia | January 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary Legal Support
Attorney Pietrucha did not disappoint! I experienced stellar representation and appreciated the expertise shared by Attorney Pietrucha while negotiating my severance package and separation agreement from my former employer. If you are looking for a honest, diligent and professional lawyer that cares about ensuring the laws are acknowledged and followed on both sides of the case; along with defending you with care and compassion-- look no further and hire Attorney Pietrucha!!! You will not regret it!
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Response from Cynthia Pietrucha January 17, 2024
I am deeply grateful for your kind words and the five-star review you've shared. I'm happy to hear you felt exceptionally represented and valued the expertise I provided during the negotiation of your severance package and separation agreement. Your trust in my ability to advocate for your rights is something I hold in high regard, and I am honored to have been your chosen attorney during such a pivotal moment. It is always my goal to make sure my clients feel supported and heard throughout the legal process. Please know that I am always here for you should you need any further legal guidance. I also encourage you to share your experience with anyone who might be seeking a lawyer who cares deeply about their clients' best interests. Once again, thank you for entrusting me with your case and for your enthusiastic recommendation. I wish you the very best moving forward. Warmest regards, Attorney Pietrucha
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Posted by Amber | November 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I had an excellent experience with the Pietrucha Law Firm. They were thorough, patient, kind and knowledgeable. Their customer service and follow through exceeded expectations.
Response from Cynthia Pietrucha April 5, 2024
It was a pleasure representing you. Our firm enjoys resolving employment disputes and we were happy to help you.
Posted by Steven | May 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tremendously helpful advice and support during my work separation
Cynthia was extremely helpful during a very difficult time of my career, while I was separating from an employer I had been at for years. She was very knowledgeable about what to expect, how to stand up for myself, and what to say, and provided me with lots of resources and ideas. She worked constantly to help me get the best outcome, even replying to me when she was out of town. Thanks to her I think I got the best outcome possible, which was certainly more than I would have guessed going in. Thank you!
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Response from Cynthia Pietrucha June 28, 2023
You're welcome! It was a pleasure helping you with your job separation and severance agreement. I was very happy for your outcome, and I wish you the best as you move forward to your next opportunity! Thanks for the kind comments on my legal services.
Posted by Wayne | February 24, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service!!!
Cynthia thoroughly explained all parts of my severance agreement and ensured I understood everything. We had a great conversation on the matter and was glad I sought help in going through this process.
Response from Cynthia Pietrucha March 10, 2023
It was a pleasure helping you. I wish you the best as you move forward to your next opportunity!
Posted by Bridgette | November 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cynthia Pietrucha is Excellent!
From the very first consultation, I knew she was the right choice. Her professionalism exceeded my expectations. I hired Cynthia to represent me in a very stressful and lengthy employment dispute. She was very knowledgeable, detailed and patient throughout the process. She is honest and transparent and always made sure I was prepared for next steps the entire time. Her communication and availability was always in a timely manner. I am forever grateful for everything she did to resolve my case. She is definitely a class act!
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Posted by Brittany | May 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I had a very unique case that most people would think it’s scripted or on television. Cynthia was nothing but passionate, understanding and patient with me when it came to this case. She is nothing but the best when it comes to employee law.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Calm and Effective
I appreciated Cynthia's knowledge and approach and willingness to have the tough conversations on my behalf. She had tough interactions with my previous company, and I'm sure it is because of her level-headed and factual approach that we were able to have a successful negotiation.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I can’t say enough about Cynthia. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She responds to communications almost immediately and is very great at explaining every detail surrounding your case.
Posted by Sean | October 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cynthia is Awesome!
I am not a litigious person and initially felt uncomfortable contacting an attorney about an issue I had with my employer. From the initial consultation through the resolution of my issue, Cynthia was just great. Cynthia did an excellent job at setting my expectations and allowed me to be involved every step of the way. I highly recommend you give her office a call.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I reached an impasse with my former employer over my commissions owed upon my leaving the company. I thoroughly researched attorneys specializing in employment law and found Cynthia highly rated and recommended. After an initial meeting to assess my grievance, I hired her on the spot. She initiated action very quickly, communicated with me every step along the way, and skillfully represented me. We filed suit but my former employer decided to settle. Cynthia guided me through that process and I ended up with a settlement I consider fair. If you are looking for an attorney to help you with an employment related issue, I highly recommend contacting Cynthia.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Legak Services 2018-219
Cynthia was very attentive and diligent about my case. She followed up over the course of many months, and stayed on top of the opposing party for necessary details and updates even when I would forget certain deadlines. I would highly recommend this attorney and the value for service she provides.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied & Pleasantly Surprised
Cynthia is by the far the best attorney I have ever had to deal with for any reason. She works hard and is honest. She has a wonderful disposition, which means a lot when you are in the midst of personal trials.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Experience
I reached out to Cynthia for advice regarding a severance agreement. She responded quickly which was great considering my issue was time sensitive. Cynthia provided me with a lot of helpful information and advice.
Posted by Ms. Danise | March 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Hard-Working & Dedicated Lawyer
Cynthia Pietrucha is a life-saver! No one would take my case and I feel like she was my "saving grace." I never had a lawyer before and I was very impressed with her professionalism and her ability to explain every step in a manner in which I could understand. She listened to my every concern and managed countless hours over my case and my needs. Any questions I had, she was always available to explain and assist me. I really believe she should called "Hard-Working Cynthia Pietrucha." She consulted, guided, recommended, and suggested everything that was in my best interest. Cynthia Pietrucha is a Lawyer "for the people." I'm thankful and appreciative that she worked for me!
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Posted by James | February 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clear and Honest
Cynthia was very understanding and listened. She expressed her advice in a clear and concise manner. I felt she was honest and not just looking to get hired.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Employment and Labor Attorney
Cynthia represented me in a wrongful termination case. She was very professional and knowledgeable about wrongful termination. She was empathetic, prompt, and very strategic. Cynthia and her staff kept me informed throughout the whole process. I would recommend this attorney.
Posted by Michele | November 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Cynthia was very helpful!
We consulted with Cynthia regarding a severance agreement. She answered our questions completely and gave us some useful legal advice.
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Severance consult
I contacted Ms. Pietrucha for a consult regarding negotiation of severance agreement. Ms. Pietrucha responded quickly to my call and provided very good insight into my situation and guidance on the process for engagement of her services.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Utilize Pietrucha! Very reasonable and genuine. Quick and concise and frequent communication via phone/email/in real life.
Cynthia and her team were very communicable with me. She is very genuine; if she needs to explain it to you like your five she will. She fights for what she believes in and what is right, and she has a fantastic team working with her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-35%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Employment Attorney
  • Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Liquor Commission
  • Village of Downers Grove
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Village of Orland Park
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Senior Contract Specialist
  • API Healthcare
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Contract Specialist
  • American Medical Association
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Employment Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Joel Weisman, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • IDFPR Licensing, NIU University Ombudsman Staff
  • State of Illinois
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Southwestern University
  • Certificate, Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute
  • 2008
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rivers v. Apple
  • Court Settlement
  • White v. Fidelity Investments
  • Survived Motion to Dismiss, Settled
  • Unemployment Benefits - Voluntary Leave
  • Won Appeal
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Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Partner, Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Disability Rights Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials
  • Legislative Committee
  • 2015 - 2016
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, 2017 Sponsor
  • 2015 - 2018
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
  • 2006 - 2015
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member, Speaker and Volunteer
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best of Naperville Employment Law 2023
  • Naperville Awards Program
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Youth Day - Young Attorney Award
  • Second Baptist Church of Maywood, Illinois
  • 2014
  • Law Student Scholarship
  • DuPage County Bar Foundation
  • 2009
  • Public Service Scholarship
  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Honors
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • 2009
  • Broadcast Journalism Merit Scholarship
  • University of Illinois College of Media
  • 2005
  • President's Leadership Program
  • University of Illinois
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • GE Healthcare Online Client Training Program
  • Human Resources, Payroll and Personnel Data Training
  • 2012
  • Westlaw Seminar
  • Cost Effective Legal Research
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (6)
Endorse Cynthia
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Cynthia. She vigorously advocates for her clients, is knowledgeable about the law, and practices with the utmost of professionalism, which is reflected by her reputation in the courtroom and in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mrs. Pietrucha routinely volunteers her time within the AVVO community to assist the general public in understanding the legal system. She provides excellent and thorough advice and has demonstrated she is highly knowledgeable in the area of employment & labor law."
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Naperville Wrongful termination Lawyer Cynthia Nicole Pietrucha
Cynthia Nicole Pietrucha
Wrongful termination Attorney
Naperville, IL
Licensed for 10 years