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Stephen Aron Glickman

Employment and labor Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   39 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    26%
    All Areas of Employment Law, including Sexual Harassment, Age Discrimination, Separation Agreements, Executive Severance, Pregnancy Discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, Sex Discrimination, EEOC, Employment Discrimination, Employment Litigation, Executive Employment Contracts, Employment Agreements, Non-competition Agreements, Restrictive Covenants, Confidentiality Agreements, Non-Solicitation Agreements, Executive Compensation, Human Resources, Employee Handbooks, Employment Policies.

    37 years

  2. Sexual harassment
    25%
    Hostile Work Environment, Unwanted Sexual Advances, Sexually Offensive Conduct, Quid Pro Quo, Continuing Violations, Vicarious Liability, Strict Liability, Personal Liability, Retaliation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Illinois Human Rights Act, City of Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, EEOC, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Federal Court, Illinois State Court, Trials, Appeals, Mediation, Arbitration.

    37 years

  3. Wrongful termination
    25%
    Retaliatory Discharge, Wrongful Discharge, Workers' Compensation Retaliatory Discharge, Illinois Whistle-blower Act, Illinois Common Law Employment Law Claims, Promissory Estoppel, Fraudulent Misrepresentation, Workplace Defamation, Breach of Employee Handbook, Family and Medical Leave Act Retaliation and Interference, ERISA Retaliation and Interference, Sarbanes-Oxley, DOL, EEOC, Federal and State Court, Trials and Appeals, Mediation, Arbitration.

    37 years

  4. Discrimination
    24%
    Employment Discrimination, Retaliation, Age Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Pay Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Illinois Human Rights Act, EEOC, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Federal Court, Illinois State Court, Trials, Appeals, Mediation, Arbitration.

    37 years

TOP-RATED CHICAGO EMPLOYMENT LAWYER WITH OVER 34 YEARS' EXPERIENCE.

Stephen A. Glickman is a top-rated senior Chicago employment law attorney who has successfully represented employees and employers in a wide range of employment law matters for more than 34 years.  Dedicated exclusively to employment law, his legal practice covers all areas of employment law, including:

  • Separation Agreements and Severance
  • Employment Litigation in Federal and Illinois Courts
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination and Retaliation
  • Employment Agreements and Executive Employment Contracts
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Executive Compensation
  • Human Resources
  • Employee Handbooks and Employment Policies
  • Leaves of Absence and Reasonable Accommodation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Title VII and the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Mr. Glickman's client reviews and peer endorsements demonstrate what sets him apart from the field, including:

  • 24/7 Availability
  • Rapid Responsiveness
  • Personal Attention to Every Detail
  • Personalized Attorney-Client Relationships
  • Extensive Knowledge of Employment Law
  • 34+ Years of Practical Employment Law Experience

Over the course of his career, Mr. Glickman has earned the reputation as one of the top employment lawyers in Chicago, Illinois.  He was selected by Super Lawyers for inclusion in the 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019 Super Lawyers List of the Top-Rated Employment and Labor Lawyers in Illinois (Top 5% of all Illinois Lawyers) based on his high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  He was handpicked by for inclusion in the 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019 List of the Best Employment Lawyers in Chicago (Top 18 out of 1,063 Lawyers) based on his reputation, credibility, experience, engagement and professionalism.  Mr. Glickman also received the Clients' Choice Award in 2022, 2021 and 2020, based on his consistent 5-Star Client Reviews.

Mr. Glickman has an extensive employment law litigation background in federal and state court.  He aggressively litigates sexual harassment, retaliation, employment discrimination, FMLA, ADA, wrongful termination and many other types of employment law claims.  In addition, he represents clients in administrative proceedings before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Department of Labor, and other governmental agencies.  He negotiates outstanding employment separation agreements, severance packages and settlements of employment law claims.  He also successfully resolves employment disputes through mediation.

Mr. Glickman advises employers on a whole host of employment issues, including hiring and firing decisions, employee discipline and discharge, personnel policies, employee handbooks, ADA accommodation requests, FMLA and other leaves of absence, employment selection testing, drug and alcohol testing, employment risk management and compliance with the ever-changing federal, state and local employment laws.  He also advises executives on executive employment contracts, executive compensation, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, as well as executive severance.

Mr. Glickman was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the United States Distrct Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1987.  In 1989, he was admitted to the Federal Trial Bar and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association.  He has served as an Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois since 1995.

Born in Chicago, Mr. Glickman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1983 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the DePaul University College of Law in 1987.

Mr. Glickman takes pride in providing his clients with a full range of quality legal services on a personalized basis.

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Location

Stephen A. Glickman, P.C.
55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL, 60603-5066

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2017
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A Decent and Ethical Man (who is also a brilliant Attorney)
I was fortunate enough to select Stephen Glickman after stumbling across the reviews on this website at a time when I had no idea where to turn. Since my case involved the public sector (an unending pot of taxpayer dollars to spend on legal fees), I faced rejection from many other attorneys/offices. Mr. Glickman not only believed in my case but also believed in me. He is a very smart man whose time, patience and ethical nature persevered. From our first meeting, he worked diligently to follow protocol and built our case. He encouraged me to believe in truth and justice; but most of all, to believe in myself at a very difficult time. I would highly recommend that you put your trust in Stephen Glickman. He is not only a brilliant attorney, but he is a very kind and decent man who believes in justice and upholding the law.
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Posted by Ayman | April 1, 2024
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Best Employment Lawyer
I met with Steve a couple of years ago and I have been working with him since then on various employment issues. When I met with him, I had few employees who left the companies that I own, and they were conspiring and determined to sabotage my businesses. Mr. Glickman understood the complexity of the situation very well, and was able to break them away very easily and dissolved their bad intensions. He is very knowledgeable about various employment laws, and on top of it, he is very sincere and honest man. He provides his experience handy at different scenarios and situations. He also works very well along my other business lawyer. I highly recommend him to any business of any size. His strategy is proven to work. I even consult with him on any legal matter even if it is outside of what he does, because of the amount of trust I build around him and his knowledge of the law in general. People around me know how much I am skeptical about lawyers in general, but when it comes to Steve, he earned my full trust easily. You will never regret your decision if you hire him. Attestation. I, Ayman Rawda, M.D., Medical Director of Pediatrics On Demand, hereby declare myself the author of this review. This review was not solicited. I hereby pledge my word of honor that I have a business relationship, that the review is materially accurate to the best of my knowledge, and that I write without known commercial bias.
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Posted by Elizabeth | July 23, 2023
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Highly recommend
Steve was incredibly thoughtful, patient and knowledgeable when helping me navigate a separation agreement with a previous employer. I had involved him probably too late in the process, but he was able to help me remedy a few of my missteps and figure out best course of action, support my interactions when negotiating new agreement and final outcome was very much to my satisfaction. I recommend using him for any work related agreements you are navigating. Thank you Steve!
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Posted by Charles | July 7, 2023
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Great Attorney, Highly Recommend
Steve was incredibly helpful in walking me through a non-compete agreement with a former employer. He made things easy to understand and was always available for questions. Highly recommend!
Posted by David | March 16, 2023
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Attorney review
I hired Stephen recently and he was very professional and answered all my questions thoroughly and in a timely manner. He was courteous and I had full confidence he would help with my case. I would definitely recommend him to a friend and would hire again if needed.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2023
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employment separation
I hired Steve to review and provide advice on my employment separation agreement. Steve was knowledgeable, responsive, easy to work with and offered good practical advice.
Posted by Marc | March 14, 2023
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Steve Glickman Review
I have hired Steve several times for a variety of needs and every time he has exceeded expectations. Steve responds quickly and thoroughly to the issue at hand. I have been so impressed I have sent clients his way that were in need of excellent legal guidance. I continue to rely on Steve for legal matters as they come up.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2023
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Vice President Supply Chain
Steve provided legal support to help finalize a Separation Agreement with my former employer. I found Steve to be personable, responsive, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. He provided options, opinions, and guidance in a format that was easy to understand, and which delivered on my key priorities while at the same time ensuring that the agreement was legally enforceable and fair for all parties. I would highly recommend Steve to anybody looking for this type of legal service.
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Posted by Charlie | March 22, 2022
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Employment lawsuit
Stephen did a fantastic job for us. Our company was going thru an employee lawsuit. Stephen took over the case and negotiated a favorable settlement quickly. Do not hesitate to contact Stephen.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2022
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Outstanding Attorney
Meet with Mr. Glickman and it will be clear that this is the person you want representing you. He is an outstanding professional, and a kind and hardworking person. He will walk you through every step of the process and be there for every question you have. He listens, and respects the path you want to take on your legal process journey. These processes can be stressful and intimidating, but rest assured, Mr. Glickman will be there with the support and experience you need. He truly goes the extra mile for his clients.
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Posted by Dan | March 3, 2022
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Trusted Counsel
Several years ago, Mr. Glickman and I were on opposite sides of an employment matter. Since then, I have recommended him to others who have sought referrals and have received very positive feedback. Despite being in the same general field (labor & employment law) I engaged Mr. Glickman for advice and counsel when negotiating a new role. Mr. Glickman proved to be extremely responsive and thoughtful with the guidance he provided as I navigated some complicated issues with respect to my offer. I am glad to have Mr. Glickman on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2022
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A must have resource for anyone in an executive role
I would highly recommend Stephen Glickman to anyone whose job has been recently impacted by the current economic situation. Stephen has considerable experience in dealing with complicated restrictive covenants. Stephen can provide employees with unique insights to help them navigate and understand their obligations and rights before accepting and signing any separation agreement. Additionally, Stephen is a consummate professional that puts his clients' interests first and foremost.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer! Steve knows employment law!
Steve is a knowledgeable, patient, and professional lawyer whom you can put your trust into. As upsetting as my case was of wrongful termination, Steve heard me out, listened to the facts and pressed issues that were important to me. It was a disability discrimination case that I knew I had rights that were undisputable. Steve recognized other unlawful actions that the company practiced. My severance package was pitiful however, Steve, with his intense knowledge of employment law, found a way to extend my package to where I would be comfortable for at least a year. What is written and said about Steve Glickman is true; he's one if the best. Hopefully, what happens to me doesn't happen again, but for any employment law issues, I will go to Steve Glickman. I can't thank him enough!
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Posted by Greg | January 16, 2022
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Employment offer negotiation
Stephen provided me with outstanding feedback and counsel as I navigated through a rather complex employment offer negotiation. He is a highly responsive and talented attorney. I highly recommend him to anyone who seeks the guidance of a strong employment lawyer.
Posted by Kevin | December 23, 2021
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SVP
Very competent! Excellent advice and professional. Would not hesitate to use his service’s again.
Posted by Rob | April 12, 2021
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Very Professional!
Steve excels in effective and positive communication and translating complex information into common terms. He was prompt, professional, and demonstrated strong interpersonal competence. He was exceptionally reliable and trustworthy. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for prompt corrective action.
Posted by Charlie | March 20, 2021
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Founder and CEO
Steve Glickman has worked me on two important fork in the road professional management contractual situations spanning roughly a decade. In both cases he was exceptionally effective in getting us to a good outcome and also working well with the other side. I found him to be highly responsive and personal with a level of inquisitiveness that is refreshing. He knows his field exceptionally well. I would recommend Steve to any professional who needs counsel and help in the areas of Steve's law practice specialty. Charlie Martin, Founder Martin Management Partners
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Posted by Steven | March 11, 2021
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Highly Recommended
Mr. Glickman did an excellent job for me in a dispute with a former employer. He cared deeply about my case, and he fought hard. His thinking was always clear, and he was able to leverage his vast experience and his ability to "think outside the box" to develop a very effective approach. One thing became crystal clear to me right away: Mr. Glickman is extremely intelligent, and there is just no substitute for that. He is also a great communicator; he always listened carefully to my ideas and kept my goals at the top of his mind when suggesting paths forward. I am very pleased with the outcome he negotiated for me, and I wholeheartedly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2021
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Wealth Management Industry
Steve is an excellent employment law attorney and was a true advocate for my issues and concerns. This was an employment contract dispute; he listened to what was important to me and always gave me his best advice. It was worth every penny having him legally represent me; I am certain I wouldn't have been as successful if I didn't hire him. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking an employment law attorney, he is very responsive and knows his stuff.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2020
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Breaking up is hard to do: cutting ties with past employer
Steven was very helpful. He helped me. I was able to ask the right questions in order to obtain all the severance documentation and information I needed prior to cutting ties with my last employer. He was patient and clear. I was able to make decisions based on facts and not emotion (which is hard when you're losing your job). I appreciated speaking to a human who knows employment law vs a lawyer who throws a bunch of legal jargon at you. I felt heard and cared for. He used regular terms to explain the law and the options I had. He also helped me write emails that contained the legal messages I needed to send without sounding threatening. This helped me work things out with my prior boss and with HR. In the end, I knew I had heard and read all the information I needed to make a decision. Thanks Steve!
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stephen A. Glickman, P.C.
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Chuhak & Tecson, PC
  • 1989 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Federal Employment Litigation
  • 1987 - 1989

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Salwierak v. Baranski
  • Obtained $136,049 Judgment for Client.
  • Neil v. City of Harvey, et al.
  • Obtained Summary Judgment on all Counts for my Client Chief of Police.
  • Akkerman v. City of Harvey, et al.
  • Won case. Motion to Dismiss Granted on all counts against client.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Attorney Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • Employment Law Tips
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Employment/Labor Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • DRI Employment and Labor Law
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison Alumni Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Attorney Member, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • 1995 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Attorney Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)
  • Attorney Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
  • Arbitrator
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers List of the Top-Rated Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Expertise.com List of the Best Employment Lawyers in Chicago
  • Expertise.com
  • 2022
  • Avvo.com Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2022
  • Avvo.com Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2021
  • Expertise.com List of the Best Employment Lawyers in Chicago.
  • Expertise.com
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers List of the Top-Rated Labor & Employment Lawyers.
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers List of The Top-Rated Employment & Labor Lawyers.
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Avvo.com Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2020
  • Expertise.com List of the Best Employment Lawyers in Chicago.
  • Expertise.com
  • 2020
  • Expertise.com List of The Best Employment Lawyers in Chicago.
  • Expertise.com
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers List of The Top-Rated Employment & Labor Lawyers.
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor
  • HR.com
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Employment Lawyers Networking and Referal Group
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • XpertHR USA
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee
  • 2016
  • Legal Writing
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • 1985
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Publications

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Common Law Claim for Retaliatory Discharge Only Applies to At-Will Employees
  • 2014
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Illinois Senate Passes Legislation the would Expand the Legal Rights of Pregnant Employees
  • 2014
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Illinois Employment Discrimination Plaintiffs Must Brings Claims Under Title VII and the Illinois Human Rights Act in Order to Obtain Maximum Relief
  • 2014
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • 7th Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment Twice in Two Weeks in ADEA and Title VII Cases
  • 2014
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Employer that Grants FMLA Leave Estopped from Claiming that Employee was Not Entitled to that Leave
  • 2014
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Heightened Standard of Proof for Reverse Sex Discrimination Plaintiffs
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I regularly read Stephen's employment law blog and posts. He is an expert in the field a zealous advocate. I strongly endorse and recommend Stephen in the areas of labor law, employment law, and civil litigation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Other
"I am a neutral mediator/arbitrator who has worked with Steve a number of times. He focuses most on what is best for his client. He's well-prepared and presents arguments effectively. He knows the applicable legal principles, drills down on the evidence in a case and has always identified all of the key issues. While not unwilling to press a case to trial, he will consider a reasonable settlement if it's in his clients' interest to do so. Bottom line: effective litigator, excellent and tough negotiator."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-known, well-respected lawyer who fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Steve for many years while I was practicing in Chicago and thereafter from time to time in my current practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Steve is an excellent attorney. He is extremely diligent and knowledgeable."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is the consummate professional. Experienced, knowledgeable, practical and responsive."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve was a pleasure to work with on an employment law matter a few years ago. Although we were on opposite sides, I found him to be reasonable in his approach and demands. As a direct result of his style, flexibility and practical response to the matter, we were able to reach an amicable solution that was acceptable to both parties. Since that case, and directly due to Steve's reasonableness and accessibility, I have referred numerous cases to Steve."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Stephen for several years early on in our careers and have referred a number of employment matters to him since that time. Steve is very knowledgeable in employment and employment litigation and vigorously represents his clients in these matters, with excellent outcomes. I endorse him enthusiastically."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a very conscientous lawyer and works very hard to obtain the best results for his clients. He interacts well with other lawyers and is a credit to our profession."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Steve for at least 15 years. I believe I first met his as opposing counsel. I later worked with him as co counsel in connection with final resolution of a sex harassment case. Steve is a knowledgeable and aggressive advocate who always displays the highest degree of professionalism."
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