Stephen Glickman

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Stephen A. Glickman, P.C.
 | 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-960-9550
Fax: 312-267-1755
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Stephen A. Glickman, P.C. is an employment law firm in Chicago, Illinois, owned by employment lawyer Stephen A. Glickman. Mr. Glickman focuses his practice exclusively on all areas of employment law and represents a wide range of clients in the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois.

    Mr. Glickman has been a licensed attorney for more than 30 years and has spent his entire legal career practicing employment law. He has represented both employers and employees and has appeared numerous times in federal and state court as well as before administrative agencies. He has operated his own law firm since 1995.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Glickman has earned the reputation as one of Chicago’s top employment lawyers. He was selected for inclusion by Super Lawyers in the 2020 and 2019 Super Lawyers List of the Top-Rated Labor and Employment Lawyers in Illinois (top 5% of all Illinois lawyers).  Mr. Glickman was handpicked by Expertise.com for inclusion in the 2020 and 2019 Expertise.com List of the Best Employment Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois (top 20 out of 1,065).  He earned the Avvo.com 2020 Client's Choice Award as well as the highest possible Avvo.com attorney rating of 10.00 out of 10.00--Superb--Top Employment Attorney.

    Mr. Glickman represents clients on employment law claims, including sexual harassment, employment discrimination and wrongful termination.  He negotiates severance packages and employment separation agreements as well as settlements of employment claims.  He also advises employers and employees on employment law issues, including accommodation requests, employee discipline, employee handbooks, personnel policies, employment contracts, executive compensation, human resources matters, leaves of absence, noncompetition agreements, risk management, separation agreements, severance packages and employment termination.

    In addition to his practice, Mr. Glickman authors a highly regarded legal publication on employment law--the Employment Law Chicago Blog.  He has also written several legal guides on employment law topics. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee, the Illinois State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and the National Employment Lawyers Association.

    Mr. Glickman earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law.  He is admitted to practice in all Illinois state courts and before the Illinois Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.  He also earned membership to the Federal Trial Bar early in his career.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Employment Litigation: Defense
    • 50%Employment & Labor: Employee
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    About Stephen Glickman

    Admitted: 1987, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.glickmanpc.com/about-mr-glickman

    Honors/Awards:

    • Earned the 2020 Avvo.com Client's Choice Award based on consistent 5-Star Client Reviews., Avvo.com 2020 Client's Choice Award, Avvo.com, 2020
    • Selected for inclusion in the 2020 Super Lawyer's List of the Top-Rated Labor and Employment Law Lawyers in Illinois., Super Lawyer's 2020 List of the Top-Rated Labor and Employment Lawyers in Illinois., Supers Lawyers, 2020
    • Selected for inclusion in the Expertise.com 2020 List of the Best Employment Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois., Expertise.com 2020 List of the Best Employment Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois., Expertise.com, 2020
    • Selected for inclusion in the 2019 Super Lawyers List of the Top-Rated Labor and Employment Lawyers in Illinois., Super Lawyer's 2019 List of the Top-Rated Labor and Employment Lawyers in Illinois., Supers Lawyers, 2019
    • Selected for inclusion in the Expertise.com List of the Best Employment Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois., Expertise.com 2019 List of the Best Employment Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois., Expertise.com, 2019
    • Awarded the Highest Possible Attorney Rating--Superb--10.00 out of 10.00--Top Employment Attorney, by Avvo.com., Highest Avvo.com Attorney Rating 10/10--Superb--Top Employment Attorney, Avvo.com, 2020
    • Received Numerous 5-Star Client Reviews, published on Avvo.com., Numerous 5-Star Client Reviews, Avvo.com, 2020
    • Earned numerous outstanding peer endorsements from other employment lawyers, published on Avvo.com., Outstanding Peer Endorsements, Avvo.com, 2020
    • Earned numerous outstanding recommendations from clients and attorneys, published on LinkedIn., Outstanding Recommendations from Clients and Attorneys, LinkedIn, 2020

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Arbitrator for the Circuit of Court of Cook County, Illinois.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Admitted to Practice:  Illinois Supreme Court, 1987, U.S. Federal District Court, 1987, U.S. Federal Trial Bar, 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1989.
    • Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Illinois State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, National Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association-Illinois, Arbitrator, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Cleveland v. CBS, Inc.  Reverse race and age discrimination suit under 29 U.S.C. Sec.621 et seq., 42 U.S.C. Sec.1985(3), and 42 U.S.C. Sec.2000(e) et seq.  Represented Plaintiff in federal court before Judge Zagel.  Deposed public figures, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Hon. Richard J. Elrod. 
    • Negotiated numerous highly favorable confidential settlements of employment law claims, including many substantial six-figure settlements.
    • Vachaachira v. State Farm.  Breach of contract suit involving denial of insurance claim for fire damage to real estate and personal property.  Successfully defended State Farm on basis of insurance fraud.  Co-chaired one-week jury trial before the Honorable Richard Lucas.  Jury verdict entered in favor of State Farm on all counts.  Jury verdict affirmed on appeal by the Second District.
    • Salwierak v. Baranski.  Adversary proceeding in bankruptcy under 11 U.S.C. Sec.523(a)(6) objecting to dischargeability of $136,000 sexual harassment award obtained after administrative trial at City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations.  Sole attorney at trial before the Honorable John H. Squires.  Judgment entered in favor of plaintiff client after trial rendering sexual harassment award non-dischargeable.                             
    • Akkerman v. City of Harvey, et al.  Religion and race discrimination, retaliation, conspiracy, due process, and intentional infliction of emotional distress suit under 42 U.S.C. Sec.2000(e) et seq., 42 U.S.C. Sec.1985(3), and 42 U.S.C. Sec.1983.  Successfully defended former Chief of Police.  Motion to Dismiss granted by the Honorable James F. Holderman dismissing Police Chief on all counts.
    • Donatowicz v. Donatowicz v. Pikul.  Third-party action for fraud, fraudulent inducement, conspiracy, fraudulent conveyances and piercing the corporate veil.  Successfully defended third-party defendant.  Sole attorney at trial before the Honorable Calvin Hall.  Judgment entered in favor of third-party defendant on all counts after trial.
    • Salwierak v. Baranski.  $136,000 judgment entered in favor of plaintiff client in sexual harassment case, after trial before an administrative law judge at the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations and subsequent enforcement action in Chancery court.  Award included punitive damages, compensatory damages for emotional distress, and attorney's fees.
    • DeTrana, et al. v. Fifth Third Bank, et al.  Suit by trust beneficiaries against trustee bank alleging breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, ITTA and privacy violations, negligent hiring, misrepresentation, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, rescission and sui juris.  Successfully defended Fifth Third bank.  Negotiated settlement through which all counts were dismissed, no money was paid to plaintiffs, and plaintiffs were required to reimburse bank for its attorney’s fees.  
    • Neal v. City of Harvey, et al.  Due process, false arrest and false imprisonment suit under 42 U.S.C. Sec.1983 and state common law.  Successfully defended former Chief of Police.  Summary Judgment granted by the Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on all counts disposing of case against former Chief of Police.  Published opinion. 
    • Autotech Controls Corporation v. K.J. Electric Corporation.  Appeal of order dismissing contract suit for lack of personal jurisdiction under amended subsection of the Illinois Long-Arm Statute.  Successfully argued before the Illinois Appellate Court, First District on question of first impression.  First District reversed dismissal in published opinion.
    • Steinys v. State Farm.  Breach of contract suit involving denial of insurance claim for missing yacht.  Successfully defended State Farm on basis of insurance fraud.  Co-chaired two-week jury trial before the Honorable Robert Kilander.  Jury verdict entered in favor of State Farm on all counts.  
    • Jones v. Jones Brothers Construction Company.  Religion and gender discrimination suit under 42 U.S.C. Sec.1981 and 42 U.S.C. Sec. 2000(e) et seq.  Successfully represented plaintiff.  Federal court trial before the Honorable Brian Barnett Duff resulted in judgment in favor of plaintiff for full relief, including substantial attorneys' fees award.  Judgment for plaintiff affirmed by the Seventh Circuit in two published opinions.

    Transactions:

    • Negotiated and Drafted Executive Employment Contracts, Non-competition Agreements, Employment Separation Agreements, and Severance Packages.  Negotiated and Drafted Highly Favorable Confidential Settlement Agreements for Employers and Employees.

    Educational Background:

    • DePaul University College of Law, JD, 1987
    • University of Wisconsin, Madison, BA 1983, Double Major, History and Philosophy, Minor, English

    Industry Groups

    • Chicago Employment Law Attorneys
    • Employees
    • Employers
    • Employment Law
    • Employment Lawyers
    • HR
    • Human Resources
    • Management
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    Office Location for Stephen Glickman

    55 West Monroe Street, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603

    Phone: 312-960-9550

    Fax: 312-267-1755

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