Ruth I. Major

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Law Offices of Ruth I. Major, PC
 | 30 West Monroe Street, Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60603-2495
Phone: 312-893-7544
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
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
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Employment Litigation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About Ruth Major

Admitted: 1990, Illinois

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Honors and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Educational Background:

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

30 West Monroe Street
Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60603-2495

Phone: 312-893-7544


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Last Updated: 10/13/2017

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