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Antoinette Choate

Employment and labor Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Antoinette

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Ms. Choate earned her A. B. from the University of Chicago, with a double major in History and Law, Letters, and Society in 2001. In 2004, she was awarded her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. During law school, she earned a place on the school’s Mediation Team, served as the Student Articles Editor for the Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, served as an Editor of the renowned Loyola Child Legal Rights Journal, and earned a CALI award in legal writing.

She has concentrated in employment law and litigation her entire career. Ms. Choate has counseled hundreds of clients, from current employees facing employment problems to wrongfully terminated employees on various claims.

Ms. Choate was selected as a Super Lawyer each year from 2016-2023 by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of employment & labor. She was named an “Illinois Rising Star” for 2012-2015, 2010 and 2009 by Super Lawyers magazine. She has been invited to speak as a guest lecturer on employment issues for the Chicago Bar Association's Law at the Library Series every year from 2005-2017. She has served as the chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Labor and Employment Committee. She served on the board Illinois Chapter of the National Employment Lawyer's Association (NELA/Illinois) from 2006-2019 and was elected President. NELA is an organization comprised of lawyers who seek to vindicate the rights of individuals in the workplace.

She has extensive experience in handling cases involving sexual harassment, employment discrimination (race discrimination, national origin discrimination, gender discrimination, sex discrimination, religious discrimination, age discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, etc.), retaliation and retaliatory discharge, Family and Medical Leave Act violations (FMLA), and related employment torts.

In addition to appearing in state and federal court on various employment matters, Ms. Choate represents clients in investigations and hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Illinois Human Rights Commission (IHRC), and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR). She has successfully negotiated the settlement of various employment matters and is dedicated to developing a personal relationship with each of her clients, ensuring that their needs are represented through the litigation process.

Ms. Choate revived and frequently authorEd articles in The Illinois Employee Advocate, a publication by NELA/Illinois. She also is the author of: "Global Justice: Fighting Terrorism with the International Criminal Court," Loyola Forum of International Law, Volume IX, Number 1, 2001; and "Alliances of Convenience: United States Ties with the Northern Alliance in Light of Human Rights Violations," Loyola Forum of International Law, Volume IX, Number 2, 2002.

Ms. Choate is admitted to practice law within the State of Illinois (2004), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2005), and the Supreme Court of the United States (2016).

Location

Choate Law
5145 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60615

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Posted by Daniel | July 31, 2018
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Fantastic Lawyer
Anne Choate did a wonderful job helping me resolve a legal matter. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2016
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Employment & Labor advice session
Amazing job. She was concise and directly answered what I needed. Made me feel more at ease about my options. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2015
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Employment & Labor advice session
Excellent advice!!! Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2015
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Employment & Labor advice session
I received very helpful and specific advice within a short time.
Posted by Christine | April 27, 2015
Law at the Library (Harold Washington Library)
Attended her session about Law at the Library event. She was knowledgeable, and her information was useful. She was very sincere, positive, welcoming and caring.
Posted by Karen | May 18, 2012
recommend
Ms. Choate is clear and straightforward without being caustic and intimidating. Highly recommend.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Choate Herschman Levison, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Member
  • Choate Herschman LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Principal
  • Choate Law
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Fern Trevino
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Fern Trevino
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Chicago
  • A.B.
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Arunin et al. v. Oasis Chicago Inc. et al, No. 14 cv 06870
  • Summary judgement granted in favor of her clients.
  • Brogato v. Proviso Township Mental Health Commission
  • Judgment entered against employer.
  • EEOC and Henry v. PepsiAmericas, Inc. and Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, Inc.
  • Judge entered a Consent Decree.

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2014 - 2017
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)
  • President
  • 2012 - 2014
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2011
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Law & Politics
  • 2013
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Law & Politics
  • 2012
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Law & Politics
  • 2010
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Law & Politics
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The Forum of International Law
  • Global Justice: Fighting Terrorism with the International Criminal Court
  • 2002
  • The Forum of International Law
  • Alliances of Convenience: United States Ties with the Northern Alliance in Light of Human Rights Violations
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seventh Circuit Conference
  • Ethics on the Same Side of the Table
  • 2015
  • Law at the Library Series
  • Employment law overview for employees in Chicago
  • 2014
  • Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • 2014
  • Law at the Library Series
  • Employment law overview for employees in Chicago
  • 2013
  • 12th Annual Seventh Circuit Conference: Electronica - It's Not Just Musical Craze
  • Electronic Discovery 101
  • 2013
  • NELA/Illinois Lunch Seminar, 12/11/12
  • Using the NLRA (Even in Non-Union Settings)
  • 2012
  • Law at the Library Series
  • Employment law overview for employees in Chicago
  • 2012
  • 11th Annual Seventh Circuit Conference: Trial Practice for the Platiniff's Employment Lawyer
  • Ethical Issues Arising from Trial Practice
  • 2012
  • Law at the Library Series
  • Employment law overview for employees in Chicago
  • 2011
  • NELA/IL 7th Cir. Conference
  • Using Discovery to Make Your Case Summary Judgment Resistant
  • 2010
  • Law at the Library Series
  • Employment law overview for employees in Chicago
  • 2010
  • Law at the Library Series
  • Employment law overview for employees in Chicago
  • 2009
  • Law at the Library Series
  • Employment law overview for employees in Chicago
  • 2008
  • Law at the Library Series
  • Employment law overview for employees in Chicago
  • 2007
  • Law at the Library Series
  • Employment law overview for employees in Chicago
  • 2006
  • Law at the Library Series
  • Employment law overview for employees in Chicago
  • 2005
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 18
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"Well-known, well-respected lawyer who fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
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Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 01
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"Antoinette is an experienced, brilliant employment lawyer who fights hard to secure the best results of her clients. She is passionate not only about the law, but also her clients' welfare. I highly recommend Antoinette to anyone who needs guidance on an employment-related legal question or who is looking for a zealous advocate to represent their interests in any employment-related dispute."
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