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Ryan Francis Stephan

About Ryan Stephan

About me


I am a founding partner of Stephan Zouras, LLP.  I represent people from all walks of life in class and individual civil litigation. Specifically, I've helped thousands of clients recover damages in cases involving unpaid overtime, employment disputes, business litigation, products liability and personal injury. I have successfully tried cases to verdict including obtaining a $9,000,000 verdict on behalf of 200 employees who were misclassified and denied overtime pay. 


I have served as lead or co-lead counsel on numerous complex class and collective action cases involving wage and hour matters and have helped recover damages for tens of thousands of wronged employees. In these cases, I helped establish precedent in wage and hour law, forced major corporations to change unlawful employment practices and helped recover tens of millions of dollars in unpaid wages for clients.  I have also led cases that have been featured on Good Morning America, Fortune, ESPN, Fox News, The Guardian, The New York Times, Think Progress, USA Today and Vice Sports.


In addition, for the past six years, I have been recognized by Chicago Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section as a a Rising Star and Super Lawyer, a distinction given to no more than 5% of Illinois lawyers.