James C. Franczek, Jr.

James C. Franczek, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Chicago, IL

Franczek P.C.
 | 300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-786-6110
Fax: 312-986-9192
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (50%),
  • Schools & Education (50%)
Attorney Profile

James C. Franczek, Jr. is a founding partner and president of Franczek Radelet P.C. His clients include scores of private and public sector employers, including clients in the education, hospitality, banking, and energy industries. He is the chief labor counsel for the City of Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (McCormick Place), and the Chicago Park District. Jim is a member of the Nominating Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago. He is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, the Metropolitan Planning Council’s Board of Governors, the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Jim is a popular speaker on labor, employment, and education law and is a former lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Business, Northwestern Business School, the Loyola University Institute of Industrial Relations, Northeastern University, and IIT-Kent School of Law. He has lectured on labor law at the University of Chicago Law School and at Northwestern University School of Law. He has appeared on television as a commentator on labor topics and is often quoted in the media on professional and educational issues.

About James Franczek, Jr.

Admitted: 1971, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.franczek.com/attorneys-23.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Jim is frequently honored and recognized as one of Chicago’s preeminent labor and employment lawyers. Some of the recent honors include the following: Voted the #1 labor and #1 employment lawyer (2014), Illinois Leading Lawyers; Ranked on the annual list of “100 Most Powerful Chicagoans” (2013 - 2015), Chicago magazine; Named among the Top 10 Illinois lawyers (2014) and Top 100 Illinois lawyers (2008 – 2014), Super Lawyers; Named Chicago Labor Law Management Lawyer of the Year (2014); Chicago Employment Lawyer of the Year (2012); and leading labor and employment lawyer (1989 – 2014), The Best Lawyers in America; Ranked in the top tier among the leading labor and employment lawyers (2003 – 2015), Chambers USA; Named among the 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys in the United States (2013 - 2015), Human Resources Executive; Named to the “Hall of Fame” in the Most Powerful Employment Attorneys in the United States (2015), Human Resources Executive; Named among the “Who’s Who in Chicago Business,” Chicago’s civic, professional and cultural leaders (2009 – 2012), Crain’s Chicago Business; Honored as the only management-side labor attorney for the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Chicago chapter of the Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA) (2011)  , Leadership Award, Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Jim is a member of the Nominating Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago. He is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, the Metropolitan Planning Council’s Board of Governors, the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Mr. Franczek has lectured on labor law at the University of Chicago Law School and at Northwestern University School of Law.  He is a former lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Business, Northwestern Business School, the Loyola University Institute of Industrial Relations, Northeastern University, and IIT-Kent School of Law.

Educational Background:

  • Mr. Franczek received his Bachelor of Arts degree in government from the University of Notre Dame, 1968

Industry Groups

  • And Banking
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Utilities

Articles about James C. Franczek, Jr. appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for James C. Franczek, Jr.

300 South Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60606

James C. Franczek, Jr.:

Last Updated: 9/10/2018

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