Ruth I. Major

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Law Offices of Ruth I. Major, PC
 | 70 West Madison Street, Suite 2020
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-893-7544
Fax: 312-698-9867
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Ruth I. Major has experience in representing employees and employers in matters including employment, negotiations of employment agreements, enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and litigation of employment discrimination claims. She has worked as a chief attorney in the employment law department of a large corporation in Chicago, Illinois, as well as represented Fortune 500 companies. With this vast experience, Ms. Major now applies her knowledge and experience in the representation of employers for the benefit of employees. She practices in all areas of employment law, with an emphasis on employment discrimination litigation, wage and hour claims, employee benefits disputes, representing parties in the securities industry and litigation of executive employment agreements, including non-compete agreements.

    Including her practice, Ms. Major has spoken and written on employment issues including presenting to the Chicago Bar Association's commercial litigation section, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Practicing Law Institute's Employment Law Institute. She is the founder of The Law Offices of Ruth I. Major, PC, located in Chicago, Illinois.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021

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    About Ruth Major

    Admitted: 1990, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • With Distinction, University of Iowa College of Law
    • Leading Lawyer in Illinois, Area of "Employment Law: Employee", Law Bulletin Publishing Company
    • Ten Leaders Program, Top Ten Lawyers Focusing on Employment Law, Chicago Region

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2002
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2012
    • Member, Labor & Employment Committee, Chicago Bar Association
    • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (National Chapter)
    • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1990
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1996
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2011
    • Member, Labor & Employment Law Section, Federal Bar Association
    • Faculty Member, Practicing Law Institute
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1990
    • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2010
    • Former Board Member, Alliance for Women, Chicago Bar Association
    • Former Fellow and current Sponsor, The Public Interest Law Initiative
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2001

    Educational Background:

    • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, B.S., With Honors; Major: Finance, 1985
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    Office Location for Ruth I. Major

    70 West Madison Street
    Suite 2020
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-893-7544

    Fax: 312-698-9867

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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