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. We are here to provide the advocacy they need.

Employment Law Attorneys Dedicated To Protecting Workers’ Rights 

With offices in Chicago and West Michigan, our practice is 100% devoted to labor and employment law, and our attorneys are passionate about advocating for the advancement of workers’ rights.

Since our founding more than 50 years ago, our lawyers have won numerous victories on behalf of workers throughout the country from diverse industries and backgrounds, including millions of dollars in unpaid overtime and wage violations.

Employment Law For Employees

Labor Law

Workers’ Compensation

Taft-Hartley pensions

Protecting The Rights Of Employees And Labor Unions In Chicago And Western Michigan 

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Experienced Representation For Unions

Labor law is one of the most complex and dynamic legal areas. At Karmel & Torres, LLC, our attorneys are tireless advocates for unions. They 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).

Our team understands 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.

Legal Counsel For Taft-Hartley Pension And Welfare Funds

An Accomplished Legal Team

Workers and unions turn to our team for creative, cutting-edge solutions to their legal challenges. In both labor and employment law, our attorneys’ vast experience is their strength. They have handled complex cases before courts and administrative agencies at both the state and federal levels, 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 Illinois Super Lawyers from 2013 to 2023.

Learn more about our team by visiting their profiles below.

Jonathan D. Karmel

Jonathan Karmel

Joshua N. Karmel

Joshua N. Karmel

Joseph C. Torres

Joseph C. Torres