Alejandro Caffarelli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Caffarelli & Associates Ltd.
224 S. Michigan Ave, Ste. 300
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-763-6880
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%), Employment & Labor: Employee (30%), General Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Alejandro Caffarelli is a founding shareholder of Caffarelli & Associates, Ltd., a boutique labor & employment law firm located in downtown Chicago. He is a former President of NELA-Illinois, the largest plaintiff employment lawyers’ group in Illinois, and a former Board member of the Hispanic Lawyers’ Association of Illinois. Mr. Caffarelli is proud to represent employees from all walks of life, from migrant workers and day laborers to Fortune 500 executives. With over 15 years of experience, he has achieved success on behalf of his clients for a range of claims, including discrimination, retaliation, wages, medical leave, employment contracts, and class actions.  What distinguishes Mr. Caffarelli from many of his peers in the plaintiffs’ bar is that he also handles high level management-side work.  Mr. Caffarelli takes particular pride in the writing and analytical abilities of his firm's litigation practice.  He has successfully defeated the vast majority of his opponents' motions for summary judgment – most of them brought by large national firms.  In addition to his well-developed dispositive motion practice, Mr. Caffarelli also has significant trial experience, including successes in federal jury trials.  A native of Argentina, he is fluent in Spanish and has earned a strong reputation for vigorously defending the rights of Hispanic employees. 

About Alejandro Caffarelli

Admitted: 1997, Minnesota

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Representative Clients

  • Mr. Caffarelli represents all types of employees from the highest-level executives at Fortune 500 companies to hourly-wage workers.


  • Hundreds of private employment settlements, which, because of standard confidentiality requirements, details cannot be provided.


  • As of 2008, Mr. Caffarelli was rated “superb,” a perfect 10 out of 10 on a numerical scale, by Avvo.  Avvo is an online attorney rating service with an algorithm based upon an objective mathematical model. 
  • In 2010, Mr. Caffarelli was named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine. Each year, only 2.5 percent of all Illinois attorneys are named.
  • Mr. Caffarelli has been awarded an “AV” rating by LexisNexis’ Martindale-Hubbell, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review based rating services for attorneys.  According to Martindale-Hubbell, the attainment of an “AV” rating is “a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” 
  • In 2011, Mr. Caffarelli was named an "Illinois Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine. Each year, only 5 percent of all Illinois attorneys are named.

Educational Background

Pro bono/Community Service

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Trial Advocacy Skills, 2005


Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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Office Location for Alejandro Caffarelli

224 S. Michigan Ave
Ste. 300
Chicago, IL 60604

Last Updated: 9/10/2020

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