Linda D. Friedman

Top rated Class Action & Mass Torts attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Stowell & Friedman, Ltd.
Linda D. Friedman
Stowell & Friedman, Ltd.

Practice Areas: Class Action & Mass Torts, Employment Litigation, Civil Rights; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1985

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2023
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Stowell & Friedman, Ltd.

303 West Madison Street
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website


Attorney Linda D. Friedman is the founding and managing partner of the firm Stowell & Friedman, Ltd., where she has represented clients nationwide. These cases have involved issues such as individual and class-action gender, race discrimination, sexual harassment, politcal affiliation, violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, mandatory age retirement  retaliation, discirminatory policies, among many others. She has represented her clients in private mediation and arbitration,  federal district court jury and bench trials and appeals.

In her more than 35 years of practice, Ms. Friedman through her firm has recovered well over $1 billion dollars for victims in settlements or verdicts. Because of her extensive experience she has been asked to appear on CNBC and CNN and is a continuing commentator on legal stories for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Dow Jones, Reuters and Bloomberg, among others. She is admitted to practice within the state of Illinois and the Northern U.S. District Court of Illinois. She is also admitted to practice before the 2nd and 4th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, the 7th and 9th U.S. Courts of Appeals, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. Her firm is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Practice areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights

Focus areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Class Actions, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

  • 50% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 30% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Civil Rights

First Admitted: 1985, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network
  • "Top 10 Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers in Illinois", Leading Lawyers Network 
  • Women Employer--One of 35 Champions for Change and the DePaul University College of Law Women's Alumni Association
  • "Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois" , Leading Lawyers Network
  • "Ten Most Influential Women Lawyers in Illinois", American Lawyer Media
  • 2013-2014 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America , Law Dragon Publisher, 2013
  • "Top 100 Leading Consumer Lawyers in Illinois", Leading Lawyers Network
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Lexis/Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Frequent Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Seminars
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Illinois
Educational Background:
  • University of Colorado, B.A.

Office location for Linda D. Friedman

303 West Madison Street
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-431-0888


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2023

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