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Jamie S. Franklin

Discrimination Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.6   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1997
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Jamie Franklin is the Director of the Civil Litigation Clinic at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she is a Clinical Professor of Law. Jamie is an advocate for employees, consumers, and other plaintiffs whose rights have been denied. She is dedicated to providing the highest level of legal representation to her clients in cases involving employment discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour law, whistleblower actions, consumer law, class actions, and other complex litigation.

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The Civil Litigation Clinic at Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams
Suite 600
Chicago, IL, 60661

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Posted by Dan | January 8, 2019
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Jamie was amazing. During the time I worked with her she explained each step in the case and made sure I understood everything. She was great at responding to me and presented the pros and cons for my lawsuit and this allowed me to make an educated and wise decisions. She was extremely knowledgable about the laws and processes throughout my case. She was able to negotiate a settlement I was comfortable with and I think she did a terrific job in representing me. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2018
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Strategic Thinker
Jamie is an incredibly practical, thoughtful, non-nonsense lawyer. She is a great counselor and strategic thinker. And is unflappable. Given her line of business (employment law), being unflappable is really important! I have referred her to 3 other people already, she is an amazing asset.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2018
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Fantastic advocate and calming guide through difficult times.
Jamie was recommended to me by a trusted peer to assist me in a difficult employment situation. From consultation, through the engagement to post-resolution, Jamie was prompt, professional, efficient and most critically, patient, candid and reassuring to me and handled opposing counsel with incredible courtesy. When we need lawyers, we are often in times of crisis and having counsel that takes the time to calmly explain things, provide options, and understand you and your situation in such detail is what differentiates lawyers who can get the job done from those who you come to realize were essential to helping you survive and even thrive in times of transition, change and crisis. Jamie is the dependable, smart and experienced person you want to have on your side if you ever need a lawyer. She will give you options and get the best result that can be gotten for you in your circumstances based on your directions. To work with Jamie was to have a wonderful encounter that came out of an otherwise awful experience.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2017
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Severance negotiation
Ms. Franklin is efficient, trustworthy and professional. Her efforts are much appreciated. She negotiated a excellent severance package for me. Thank you Jamie.
Posted by Lynn | April 17, 2015
Extremely satisfied client
Ms Franklin will approach your case with passion and pride. She has a great understanding of the system and will keep you informed of each step along the way. Her knowledge and composure comes with edge and conviction to do what's best for her clients.
Posted by JOHNITA | April 13, 2015
Posted by Jan | December 3, 2014
Pure brilliance...The BEST of the best!!!!
Ms. Franklin is the rare balance of being pure brilliance and all heart! She is what every good lawyer should be, but sadly isn't, a hero warrior for their client! If I would string every praising adjective together to laud her virtues, they would all fall short. In a perfect world, oh that every attorney had the gifts, talents, integrity, and honesty as Ms. Franklin!
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2014
A true Plaintiff's attorney
I found Jamie after pursuing an exhaustive track record review of numerous employment attorneys in the Chicago area; after seeing her results I was convinced she was the right attorney for my case. She is one of a kind, a true plaintiff's attorney, someone who defends her clients' best interests fiercely, and is not afraid of going the extra-mile to get your day in court. I can not tell you how good it feels to have Jamie in my corner, I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2011
Professional, thorough, and effective
I recently filed a lawsuit for the first time in my life, over a contract dispute where a company failed to make good on payments for work I did. I was nervous going into the process, but felt I had no choice. A colleague referred me to Jamie Franklin, and I could not possibly be happier with the results. She listened carefully to my story, followed up immediately, kept in touch frequently, and eventually delivered very satisfactory results. I appreciated how much attention she gave my case, even though it was a relatively small one. She was cordial and professional throughout. Couldn't recommend her more highly.
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Posted by Kevin | February 16, 2011
Easy to work with. Candid and Professional.
I called Jamie out of the blue with a last minute request for a non compete document to be drawn up. After properly educating me on various approaches she could take in the write up, she also took extra time to describe how she could add additional clauses to protect me and my company. She quickly drew up this document within 1.5 hours, She followed up with me and thoroughly explained all of the legal jargon, and was very generous with her time. Previously, i had done some extensive shopping and other lawyers expected fees that were 5-6 times as much and expected a week turn around. I would highly recommend Jamie. She is incredibly fair with her time and fees. Moving forward she will be my go to legal consultant for all my company's needs.
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Posted by Will | December 2, 2014
Not Trustworthy
I recommend all minority potential clients to seek other counsel. Ms. Franklin worked for the benefit of the entity I was in litigation with. And did not operate in my best interest. She also intentionally did not perform critical interviews on my behalf, after I repeatedly requested that she did.
Response from Jamie Franklin April 13, 2015
I cannot comment on client relationships - past or present - but I want to be clear that there has never been any circumstance in which I have worked against a client. Regrettably, a disagreement arose in this particular situation, and, given the nature of online reviews, the best (and only) course is to emphasize that my entire practice is, and has always been, dedicated to plaintiffs and to working on behalf of those who have been wronged. That has never changed, and it never will.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-525 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Franklin Law Firm LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Meites, Mulder & Glink (formerly Meites, Mulder, Mollica & Glink)
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Meites, Mulder & Glink (formerly Meites, Mulder, Mollica & Glink)
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin (formerly Edelman & Combs)
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Consumer Law Fellow
  • 1995 - 1997
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  • University of Chicago Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Porter, et al. v. Pipefitters Local Union 597, No. 12-cv-09844 (N.D.Ill.)


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 1999 - Present
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers
  • 1999 - 2002
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017


  • National Consumer Law Center
  • Chapter 6: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • IACA Business of Art Seminar
  • The Indian Arts and Crafts Act
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Jamie
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for all employment law cases. I met Jamie through a mutual colleague and I refer all of my employment law matters to her. Jamie Franklin is one of the brightest, conscientious and hard working lawyers I know. She is very dedicated to the clients she represents and very skilled at litigating a federal lawsuit. Jamie is highly respected by her peers, the courts, and the clients she represents."
Employee benefits Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Jamie as co-counsel on a complex employee benefits class action and found her to be a highly intelligent, skillful attorney."
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Chicago Discrimination Lawyer Jamie S. Franklin
Jamie S. Franklin
Discrimination Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 26 years