Stanley Eisenstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Chicago, IL

Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck PC
 | 77 W. Washington Street, 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 866-439-1244
Fax: 312-372-5555
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (80%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

During a career that has spanned more than 40 years, Stanley Eisenstein has developed a reputation as a leading labor and employment attorney. A partner at Chicago-based Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, he provides representation to labor unions throughout the state, including the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Mr. Eisenstein has handled several hundred cases involving the National Labor Relations Board, including his lengthy representation of the United Auto Workers during its 1990s labor dispute with Caterpillar Inc. In addition to his union clientele, Mr. Eisenstein assists individual plaintiffs in cases involving workplace discrimination and harassment.

Mr. Eisenstein has received numerous honors from his colleagues on account of his impressive track record and superb ethical standards. Among them are an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Eisenstein has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and he is frequently asked to deliver presentations on labor and employment topics to groups of fellow professionals. The organizations that he has appeared before include the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and the National Academy of Arbitrators. He is also a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Inc.

In 1968, Mr. Eisenstein graduated from the University of Illinois, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in history with high honors. He received his legal education at the University of Illinois College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1973. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Eisenstein is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (80%): Employment Law - Employee, Unions

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Employment Discrimination


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Stanley Eisenstein

Admitted: 1973, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Chicago Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law Union, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers
  • Chicago’s Best Lawyers
  •  Leading Lawyers
  • Illinois Superlawyers
  • Field of Labor and Employment law exemplifying integrity, Dedication and Excellence, Fellow
  • The American institute of Legal Counsel, “10 Best” in its Labor and Employment Law section, 2016
  • 1% of Americas Most Honored professionals, American Registry
  • Best Lawyers in America, Labor Law – Union Side, 2015
  • "Who's Who in America." 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
  • The Northern District of Indiana  
  • The U.S. District Courts for the Central Districts of Illinois
  • The U.S. District Courts for the Northern of Illinois
  • The U.S. Courts of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • The United States Supreme Court
  • Illinois State Bar

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Labor and Employment Law Section Council, Illinois State Bar
  • Speaker, Multitude of labor issues, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Speaker, Multitude of labor issues, National Academy of Arbitrators
  • Speaker, Multitude of labor issues, American Arbitration Association
  • Speaker, Multitude of labor issues, Chicago Bar Association
  • Speaker, Multitude of labor issues, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Speaker, Multitude of labor issues, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Industry Groups

  • Labor Unions
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Office Location for Stanley Eisenstein

77 W. Washington Street
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 866-439-1244

Fax: 312-372-5555

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Last Updated: 9/10/2018

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