Seth R. Halpern

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Malkinson & Halpern, P.C.
Seth R. Halpern
Malkinson & Halpern, P.C.

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Personal Injury, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1988

Education: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2010, 2013 - 2024

Malkinson & Halpern, P.C.

33 N Dearborn St
Suite 1540
Chicago, IL 60602 Visit website

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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 has been 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 has been a past member of 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.  Mr. Halpern was a frequent guest on the weekly Chicago IHeartradio program “It’s All Legal”, speaking on employment-related legal issues, and was recently invited to participate as an expert in employment law as part of Columbia College’s continuing series “Cinema Slapdown”. Mr. Halpern also represents small and medium sized businesses, providing counsel regarding appropriate business practices.

In keeping with his firm's full-service approach, Mr. Halpern also successfully handles contested business and contract disputes, including issues involving employment contracts and non-compete agreements, 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 Department of Human Rights, The EEOC, 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

Employment & Labor: Employee, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation

Focus areas

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

  • 60% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 1988, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://mhtriallaw.com/halpern.html

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Courts, Indiana
  • Illinois Department of Human Rights
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. District Courts, Illinois
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Illinois Human Rights Commission
Educational Background:
  • Northwestern University, 1985
Honors/Awards:
  • Super Lawyers, 2005
  • Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
Scholarly Lectures/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.He is a frequent guest on the weekly Chicago IHeartradio program “It’s All Legal”, speaking on employment-related legal issues, and was recently invited to participate as an expert in employment law as part of Columbia College’s continuing series “Cinema Slapdown”., Speaker, Retaliation update, Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education, 2015
Industry Groups:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Office location for Seth R. Halpern

33 N Dearborn St
Suite 1540
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-427-9600

Selections

18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2010, 2013 - 2024

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