Kristen E. Prinz

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Chicago, IL

The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.
 | 1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60601-1474
Phone: 312-212-4450
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    The owner of The Prinz Law Firm, P.C., Kristen E. Prinz focuses her practice primarily on labor and employment law matters. Based in Chicago, Illinois, she provides representation to clients throughout Cook County and other parts of the greater metropolitan area. Ms. Prinz has been admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts since 2007.

    Ms. Prinz has worked with both companies and employees in a variety of matters. For her employer clients, she provides counsel on risk management and litigation avoidance. Ms. Prinz has also prepared and reviewed employee manuals, employment and termination agreements, and change in control agreements. She has appeared on their behalf before state and federal agencies as well as in the courtroom when disputes are unable to be resolved internally.

    Ms. Prinz also assists employees in cases involving wrongful termination and other acts of retaliation, sexual harassment, discrimination that is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and other statutes, and wage and hour claims, and she has also reviewed noncompete and other agreements on their behalf. Outside of the employment arena, she provides advice and counsel to businesses on entity formation, regulatory compliance, financing, and the negotiation and preparation of contracts. Her successful track record in all of her professional endeavors has earned her the respect of her colleagues, including an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

    After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa in 1998, Ms. Prinz spent a few years in marketing before deciding to pursue a legal education and enrolling at Chicago-Kent College of Law, part of the Illinois Institute of Technology. She was awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2006, and she formed her firm three years later.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Employment & Labor
    • 30%Business/Corporate


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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    About Kristen Prinz

    Admitted: 2007, Illinois

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Illinois State Bar Association, 2006  
    • American Bar Association, 2006
    • Chicago Bar Association, 2006

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • The Economic Club of Chicago
    • The International Women’s Forum
    • Chicago Mentoring Society
    • The Chicago Club
    • Chicago Kent College of Law, Strategic Planning Committee
    • Illinois Institute of Technology, One Community Sub-Committee
    • Illinois State Bar Association, 2006  
    • Kurtis USA, LLC, Advisory Board

    Educational Background:

    • B.A. degree in English from the University of Iowa, Iowa City
    • Juris Doctorate degree from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law
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    1 East Wacker Drive
    Suite 2500
    Chicago, IL 60601-1474

    Phone: 312-212-4450

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    Last Updated: 9/10/2020

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