Donald S. Rothschild

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Burr Ridge, IL

Goldstine Skrodzki Russian Nemec and Hoff Ltd.
 | 835 McClintock Drive, Second Floor
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: 630-655-6000
Fax: 630-655-9808
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (10%),
  • Business Litigation (0%)
Attorney Profile

Donald S. Rothschild is a partner at the suburban Chicago law firm Goldstine Skrodzki Russian Nemec and Hoff Ltd.  With four decades of broad-spectrum litigation experience, Mr. Rothschild is a dedicated advocate of the firm's employment and labor law clients and is a skilled mediator and counselor. Serving clients in Chicagoland and statewide, he has been affiliated with the firm for more than 20 years, originally as an Of Counsel attorney before becoming a partner in 2005.  Previous to joining his present law firm, Mr. Rothschild maintained his own private practice and was a prosecutor with the federal government.

As a trial attorney, Mr. Rothschild has handled jury and non-jury trials before Illinois state courts and federal courts in Illinois and Wisconsin. His litigation experience also includes appearances before  state and federal agencies including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board. In addition to litigation and negotiation, he assists employers with drafting employee handbooks, separation arrangements and various employment agreements; he provides services in labor law, including collective bargaining and arbitration. He also counsels and assists employees in jeopardy who have experienced job terminations or who have been victims of discrimination or other wrongful treatment.

A cum laude graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science, Donald S. Rothschild went on to earn his law degree at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, graduating in 1974, after which he was mentored by distinguished attorney, civil rights authority and professor Elmer Gertz, until 2000. Besides his admission to practice before Illinois state courts and multiple federal district courts, Mr. Rothschild is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Rothschild is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association. In the past, he has held leadership positions as the president of the West Suburban Bar Association and as chairman of the Labor and Employment Section of the Illinois State Bar Association.  He currently serves as Associate Editor of the ISBA Labor & Employment Law Newsletter.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harassment

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harassment

Employment Litigation (10%)

Transportation/Maritime (10%)

Business Litigation (0%)

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2012 - 2017

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About Donald Rothschild

Admitted: 1974, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.gsrnh.com/attorneys/donald-s-rothschild

Honors/Awards:

  • Life Fellow, Illinois Bar Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Illinois State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Council, 1999 To 2000     Labor and Employment Law Section Council Member, 1995 - present  
  • President, West Suburban Lawyers Association, 1985 
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, Administrative Law Section Council, General Practice and Transportation Sections
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • Former Member, Hearing and Inquiry Boards, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Illinois State Bar Association, Voluntary Fee Arbitration Standing Committee, 1987 To 1988
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on ARDC, 2001
  • The Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • West Suburban Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • State of Illinois

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 2013 - PRESENT, Associate Editor, ISBA LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWSLETTER

Educational Background:

  • Bradley University, B.S., cum laude, Honors: Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary, 1971
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Office Location for Donald S. Rothschild

835 McClintock Drive
Second Floor
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Phone: 630-655-6000

Fax: 630-655-9808

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Last Updated: 6/6/2018

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