Carrie A. Herschman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Chicago, IL

Choate Herschman Levison, LLC
 | 401 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1302G
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-870-5800
Fax: 312-786-5921
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Carrie A. Herschman focuses her practice on employment law and related litigation on behalf of individuals in Chicago and the surrounding areas of Illinois. She has successfully prosecuted claims for reverse race discrimination, religious discrimination and gender discrimination, obtaining favorable results for her clients in and out of court. She has extensive experience representing individuals in all aspects of proceedings before the EEOC, the IDHR and the Cook County Commission on Human Rights.  

At Choate Herschman Levison, LLC, Ms. Herschman has successfully prosecuted wage claims in both state and federal courts, including claims for unpaid bonuses. In addition, she regularly negotiates employment contracts and severance packages on behalf of executives.

Ms. Herschman was appointed by Senator John Cullerton to the Illinois Senate's Sexual Harassment Task Force.  Ms. Herschman is the President of the National Employment Lawyers Association of Illinois (NELA-IL). She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Labor and Employment Committee at the Chicago Bar Association (CBA). 

She graduated cum laude with her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2004 and is licensed to practice in New York and Illinois.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Employment Discrimination


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2015

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About Carrie Herschman

Admitted: 2004, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Brief Award, Jessup International Moot Court, North Central Regional Champions, 2004
  • CALI Award (highest grade in class), Employment Discrimination, Spring, 2003
  • Rickert Awards for Excellence in Oral Advocacy and Excellence in Service to the College of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois, 2004
  • President, National Employment Laywers Association, Illinois , 2019
  • New York, 2006
  • Vice President, National Employment Laywers Association, Illinois , 2014
  • Member, Board of Directors, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, 2007 - 2009
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Employment Lawyers Association, (NELA) Illinois Chapter, 2011 - present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Faculty Member, "Critical Labor Law Developments – 2011 Update", October, 2011
  • Faculty Member, 38th Annual Institute on Employment Law, Labor-Management Relations Update, October, 2009

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.S. in Journalism, Slavic Languages and Literature, June 1999
  •  University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, J.D., cum laude, May 2004
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Office Location for Carrie A. Herschman

401 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 1302G
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-870-5800

Fax: 312-786-5921

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Last Updated: 10/12/2019

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