For discreet and confidential legal advice regarding their most sensitive employment agreement issues, business executives and professionals across the Chicagoland area look to attorney Ruth Major. Ms. Major is uniquely qualified to represent executives and professionals in all aspects of employment law. Having represented first-tier employers and employees, Ms. Major understands both sides and uses that unique perspective to the advantage of her clients. She now applies the invaluable knowledge and experience she has acquired representing blue chip employers for the benefit of executive-level employees.
As a chief attorney in the employment law department of a large corporation in Chicago, Ms. Major was involved in handling a wide range of employment matters as an insider, including participating in decision-making that affected executives at the highest levels.
Ms. Major was selected for inclusion in 2012 and 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers® and has been selected among the Top Women Attorneys in Illinois. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only 5% of the attorneys in Illinois are named to the Super Lawyers list each year and fewer than 2% of women attorneys in Illinois are named to the list of Top Women Attorneys in Illinois.
In addition, Ms. Major is recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois in the area of "Employment Law: Employee" as selected by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, which conducts independent research and peer surveys as part of the selection process. This distinction is earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois. She is also recognized as a Leading Women Lawyer in Illinois as selected by the Leading Lawyers Network for being among those lawyers who were most often recommended by their peers in statewide surveys.
Ms. Major has also been selected by the Ten Leaders Program as one of the top ten lawyers focusing on Employment Law in the Chicago Region. Leaders are chosen in the areas of law, medicine, finance, architecture and technology based on independent and unsolicited research.
Additionally, Ms. Major is rated Superb by Avvo (10 out of 10), a firm that rates lawyers using a mathematical model to ensure consistency, and was recently named to the eBossWatch nationwide list of Top Employment Lawyers for 2012. eBossWatch is a workplace watchdog and career resource that enables people to evaluate and exchange information about potential supervisors and employers.
Ms. Major is a popularly acknowledged authority on employment matters and has been cited as an authority on employment issues by, among others, The Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business and The Wall Street Journal MaketWatch. Major media and legal outlets across the country such as the ABC News, NBC News, The Today Show, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times and The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin have reported Ms. Major's achievements with respect to employment law matters. A detailed listing of Ms. Major's media involvement can be read here.
Her successes include ground-breaking achievements in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Her courtroom successes include multiple million-dollar settlements, the first parental status discrimination trial in Illinois history resulting in an award in excess of $350,000 (including a $100,000 award of punitive damages), and the enforcement of a $100,000 liquidated damages provision from a settlement agreement entered into between the Vice President of the Chicago Teachers Union and the CTU. For a complete listing of Ms. Major's many courtroom victories, click here.
High-Stakes Employment Litigation Attorney
As a partner in the litigation department of a large Chicago law firm, Ms. Major represented Fortune 500 companies as outside counsel in employment matters, including negotiations of employment agreements, enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and litigation of employment discrimination claims. Ms. Major's matters have been both inside and outside the state of Illinois including Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Indiana.
Employment Contract Review and Negotiation
Ms. Major regularly represents lawyers, physicians and executives in negotiating employment and severance agreements. She provides legal counsel regarding non-compete agreements, compensation disputes, whistleblower rights and wrongful termination. In the course of her practice, Ms. Major has represented scores of clients in matters that resulted in settlements totaling in millions of dollars.
Contact a Chicago Employment Attorney
To confidentially discuss your employment-related legal matter with attorney Ruth Major, contact her downtown Chicago, Illinois, office by calling 312-893-7544. You can also contact her firm online to schedule an appointment.