Attorney Ruth Major brings to the firm experience representing both employers and 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. 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 now applies the invaluable knowledge and experience she has acquired representing employers for the benefit of employees. Our firm understands both sides and uses that unique perspective to the advantage of our clients.
Ms. Major's advice is characterized by the legal prudence commonly associated with a tradition of client-centered and results-oriented lawyering. She provides her clients with a crisp focus and understanding as to what pushes a deal through, and as to the key indicators that drive business decisions. In exercising her legal judgment, Ms. Major provides her clients with the kind of honest and frank advice they need to best achieve their professional goals.
Ms. Major was selected for inclusion in 2012 and 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers®. 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 each year.
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.
She 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.
Contact a Chicago, Illinois, Employee Lawyer
For a discreet and confidential discussion concerning employment rights for executives and professionals, contact attorney Ruth Major at 312-893-7544. You can also schedule a consultation by contacting Ms. Major's law firm online.