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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:
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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.