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 Fortune 500 employers for the benefit of employees and small businesses. 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.

In March of 2017, Ms. Major was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership in The Fellows is limited to 1% of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Ms. Major is also a former Fellow and a current Fellow Alumni Class Representative for the Public Interest Law Initiative, which is a well-respected non-profit in Chicago dedicated to cultivating a lifelong commitment to public interest and pro bono service within the Illinois legal community with the aim of expanding the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need.

Ms. Major was selected for inclusion in 2012 through 2019 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 each year and fewer than 2% of women attorneys in Illinois are named to the list of The 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 has received this distinction from 2012 through 2019. 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.

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.