Ryan O. Estes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

The Wood Law Office, LLC
 | 303 West Madison Street, Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-554-8600
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ryan O. Estes is an associate at The Wood Law Office, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Estates devotes his practice to employment law and represents employees in a variety of matters throughout the Chicagoland area.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Estes has negotiated and settled many cases for his clients. He has litigated matters involving the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Mr. Estes graduated with honors from the University of Michigan where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature. He received his law degree from the John Marshall Law School and has been licensed to practice law since 2013. He is admitted before all Illinois state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Before joining The Wood Law Office, LLC, Mr. Estes worked for a private law firm that specialized in employment law. In this role, he gained experience litigating employment law matters in both state and federal courts.

Outside of the office, Mr. Estes enjoys being actively involved in his legal community. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is also involved with the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, serving on the organization’s board of directors and as assistant director of programming.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (90%): Employment Discrimination

Civil Rights (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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About Ryan Estes

Admitted: 2013, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.jbryanwoodlaw.com/about/ryan-o-estes/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Constitution Society, Assistant Director of Programming
  • American Constitution Society, Board of Directors
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Associations, Labor & Employment Section
  • NELA-Illinois
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2014
  • Illinois, 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.A. in English Language and Literature with Honors, 2010
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Office Location for Ryan O. Estes

303 West Madison Street
Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-554-8600

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Last Updated: 11/15/2018

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