Seth R. Halpern

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Chicago, IL

Malkinson & Halpern, P.C.
 | 33 N Dearborn St, Suite 1540
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-702-1119
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2010, 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Chicago, Illinois, attorney Seth R. Halpern handles a wide range of legal matters, including complex litigation in employment law and personal injury disputes. One of the founders of Malkinson & Halpern, P.C., he heads the firm's employment law practice and has substantial experience representing businesses and mistreated employees in Chicago and throughout Northern Illinois and Indiana.

Recognized as an authority in the field of employment law, Mr. Halpern is a frequent and invited lecturer for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and Business 21 Publishing, an organization that provides corporate and employee training for various companies. He further serves on the advisory committee for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Annual Employment Law Update Seminar. In this capacity he has given presentations to attorneys on a range of current topics such as employment discrimination, wage/hourly pay violations, sexual harassment, and retaliatory discharge,

In keeping with his firm's full-service approach, Mr. Halpern also successfully handles contested business and contract disputes, medical and dental malpractice claims, and other personal injury cases. Mr. Halpern has extensive experience representing clients in the Illinois state courts, the federal courts in Illinois and Indiana, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor. Over the course of his career, he has obtained numerous favorable verdicts and settlements for his clients, including over $850,000.00 in two recent class action employment discrimination and wage/hour violation cases in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Halpern has been repeatedly recognized by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer, and most recently as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (60%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Personal Injury - General (30%)

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2010, 2013 - 2018

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About Seth Halpern

Admitted: 1988, Illinois

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Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Super Lawyers, 2005
  • Illinois Super Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Illinois Human Rights Commission
  • U.S. District Courts, Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts, Indiana

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Mr. Halpern is a frequent lecturer for IICLE on employee/plaintiff related employment litigation issues.  He most recently was a presenter at IICLE's annual Labor & Employment Law Update Conference in April of 2015., Speaker, Retaliation update, Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University

Industry Groups

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Seth R. Halpern

33 N Dearborn St
Suite 1540
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-702-1119


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Last Updated: 8/31/2017

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