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John P. Madden is a principal and founding member of O'Malley & Madden, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, civil and commercial litigation and appellate practice. Mr. Madden began his career with a well-known appellate lawyer, writing appeals, opinion memoranda and other writing-intensive projects on behalf of a prominent Chicago law firm and other attorneys throughout the Chicago area. He continued this work after starting his own practice in 2000 and after founding O'Malley & Madden, P.C. in 2001.
Mr. Madden has experience in all aspects of trial litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including U.S. District Courts, Illinois Circuit Courts, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He has litigated a wide range of cases for his clients involving, race, gender, pregnancy, age, disability, national origin and religious discrimination, as well as retaliation, harassment and wrongful discharge under various federal and state laws.
Mr. Madden also has broad-based experience in general civil and commercial litigation relating to personal and business torts and contract issues, including cases involving breach of contract, tortious interference with contract and prospective economic advantage, defamation, invasion of privacy, false light, trade secrets, corporate formation and piercing, partnership and joint venture liability.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1997||03/13/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leading Lawyer - Employment Law: Employee||Leading Lawyers Network||2016|
|Leading Lawyer - Civil Rights/Constitutional Law||Leading Lawyers Network||2016|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2009|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2008|
|Attorney||O'Malley & Madden, PC||2001 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Robert P. Sheridan, Esq.||1997 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee||N/A||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois Chapter)||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee||N/A||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee||Chair||2011 - 2012|
|Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee||Vice Chair||2010 - 2011|
|DePaul University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Dayton||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Employment Law Institute||Recent Legal Developments in Hiring and On-Boarding Employees: FCRA & Ban-the-Box Legislation||2016|
|American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Religious Freedom vs. Equal Opportunity: Who Wins at Work?||2016|
|Settlement in Employment Cases||Best Practices for Drafting Settlement Agreements||2015|
|National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention||The Impact of Hobby Lobby on Employee Protections||2015|
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