Exclusively Representing
Employees & Labor Unions

Our Story

The Karmel Law Firm was founded more than 50 years ago in Chicago, Illinois, by Robert Karmel, a veteran of World War II. The firm was established to protect the rights of employees and provide sound legal guidance for unions. Robert Karmel passionately believed in the importance of representing unions and workers.

Today, managing attorney Jon Karmel continues this legacy, maintaining an exclusive focus on employment and labor law from our offices in Chicago and near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our firm’s second generation of advocates provide dedicated representation for workers and unions in diverse industries nationwide.

Experienced Advocacy – Protecting Workers’ Rights Nationwide

Our attorneys share more than 35 years of combined experience in labor and employment law. Lawyer Jon Karmel is AV Preeminent peer review rated,* the highest rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named one of Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers, and he was selected for inclusion in the 2013-2019 Illinois Super Lawyers.

We are passionate about what we do. We are actively involved in various progressive causes to advance workers’ rights and uphold the importance of collective bargaining.

Creative Legal Solutions

At the Karmel Law Firm, we strive to continually think outside the box in our approach to every legal matter. Our attorneys provide innovative, cutting-edge legal solutions that are tailored to fit each client’s individual needs. We are not afraid to tackle fresh challenges, and we keep atop of the latest developments in our dynamic areas of practice.

Armed with industry insights gained from extensive experience representing some of the nation’s largest unions, we excel at developing successful strategies in complex labor law matters.

Our attorneys also enjoy a proven track record in protecting employees’ rights. We have recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages and overtime for our clients.

Dedicated Legal Guidance | Contact Us For A Free Consultation

To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, contact us at 800-459-6264. Our phones are answered 24/7. From our offices in downtown Chicago and near Grand Rapids, Michigan, we serve clients nationwide.

*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.