Chicago-Based Employment Attorneys

Dedicated To Protecting Workers' Rights Nationwide

Workers are the backbone of our nation's economy. Despite legal advances in employees' rights, workers at all levels still suffer from unfair treatment, discrimination and illegal employment practices.

At the Karmel Law Firm in Chicago and in Michigan, we are dedicated to righting these wrongs. Our practice is devoted 100 percent to labor and employment law. We only represent employees and unions, and we are passionate about advocating for the advancement of workers' rights.

Since the firm's founding more than 50 years ago, we have won numerous victories on behalf of workers from diverse industries and backgrounds. For example, we have recovered millions of dollars in unpaid overtime and wages for employees.

Experienced Representation For Unions

Labor law is one of the most complex and dynamic legal areas. At the Karmel Law Firm, our attorneys are tireless advocates for unions. We represent some of the largest unions in the country, meeting nearly every type of legal need, from grievance arbitration to internal elections to hearings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). We understand not only the intricacies of labor law, but also the inner workings of unions and their industries as well as the agencies that oversee them.

An Accomplished Legal Team

In both labor and employment law, our vast experience is our strength. We have handled complex cases before courts and administrative agencies at both the state and federal level, including the NLRB, the United States Department of Labor and the federal circuit appellate courts.

Our lawyers are highly accomplished in their fields. Attorney Jon Karmel is AV Preeminent peer review rated,* the highest rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He was named one of Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers, and he was also selected for inclusion in 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers.

Workers and unions turn to us for creative, cutting-edge solutions in tackling their legal challenges.

Legal Counsel For Taft-Hartley Pension And Welfare Funds

Our attorneys also provide valuable legal guidance for Taft-Hartley pension and welfare funds. Trustees rely on us for proactive legal counsel on the ever-evolving regulations impacting pension funds, employee benefits and health care reform. We also have experience representing funds in complex class actions, including cases that seek to recover overpayments for prescription drugs.

Contact The Firm For A Free Consultation | 24/7 Availability

To learn more, contact the Karmel Law Firm for a free initial consultation. Call 800-459-6264. Based in Chicago, our employment lawyers represent workers and unions nationwide. We also maintain an office in Douglas, Michigan. Se habla español.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.