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-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Employment Law

The Employment Law attorneys at McKenna Storer handle a broad range of matters for employers from representing them before various administrative agencies and courts to offering counseling and preventative services. Our attorneys regularly defend claims brought under state and federal human rights statutes such as Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.


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Illinois Employers Shelter In Place Order – Corona Virus (COVID-19) Outbreaks

Illinois Employers Shelter In Place Order – Corona Virus (COVID-19) Outbreaks

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Less than three weeks ago, I wrote a blog regarding why employers needed to be prepared for the reality that the Corona COVID – 19 virus could shut down business. At that time, there had only been two confirmed Illinois cases – three weeks later, Illinois has over 1,000 known cases of COVID 19s, the Governor has issued a “shelter in place” order for all non-essential workers, and employers are forced to face a reality that their workplace and workforce may never look the same.


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Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2020

Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2020

McKenna Storer is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers recently recognized Greg Cochran, Sara Cook, and Alexander Sweis. These exceptional attorneys are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession. Their knowledge of the law, professional work ethic, and advocacy on behalf of their clients allow them to stand out among other attorneys in the field.


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McKenna Storer Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

McKenna Storer Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

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McKenna Storer is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month, which commemorates 65 incredible years providing quality legal services to individuals, businesses and insurance companies.

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Alexander Sweis Named Partner at McKenna Storer

Alexander Sweis Named Partner at McKenna Storer

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McKenna Storer is pleased to announce the appointment of their newest partner, Alexander Sweis.  An outstanding trial attorney, Alexander is known for his precision and thorough preparation.  His clients value his hard work, dedication, and accessibility.  Alexander has been with the firm since 2011.


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Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2019

Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2019

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McKenna Storer is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers recently recognized Greg Cochran, Sara Cook, and Alexander Sweis. These exceptional attorneys are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession.


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David A. Shapiro Becomes Of Counsel to McKenna Storer

David A. Shapiro Becomes Of Counsel to McKenna Storer

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Mckenna Storer is pleased to announce it has entered into an of-counsel relationship with David A. Shapiro who will be managing complex commercial litigation matters as part of the firm’s litigation practice.


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Kristin Dvorsky Tauras Named a Partner at McKenna Storer

Kristin Dvorsky Tauras Named a Partner at McKenna Storer

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McKenna Storer is pleased to announce the naming of attorney Kristin Dvorsky Tauras as its newest partner. Kristin combines a client-oriented focus with highly developed skills as a litigator to achieve an impressive record of success. She will continue to concentrate her practice at McKenna in employment law, professional liability litigation defense and commercial litigation.


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Top rated law firm receives BBB Accreditation with A+ rating

Top rated law firm receives BBB Accreditation with A+ rating

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Top rated law firm, McKenna Storer, is proud to announce its designation as a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business with the highest possible review rating of A+. This recognition comes with the right to display the BBB Accredited Business badge on the firm’s website.


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Attorney Jaime Dowell Honored with Award for Excellence in Public Interest Service

Attorney Jaime Dowell Honored with Award for Excellence in Public Interest Service

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McKenna Storer takes great pride in announcing attorney Jaime Dowell’s selection as a 2017 recipient of the United States District Court’s Award for Excellence in Public Interest Service. Sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, this annual award recognizes area attorneys for outstanding contributions in serving individuals in need of assistance in the Northern District of Illinois.


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Paul S. Steinhofer Named a Partner at McKenna Storer

Paul S. Steinhofer Named a Partner at McKenna Storer

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McKenna Storer is proud to announce the naming of attorney Paul S. Steinhofer as its newest partner. Paul is a highly skilled litigator with an impressive record of success on behalf of the clients he has represented in numerous jury trials to verdict. As an integral member of the McKenna toxic tort team, Paul focuses on  litigation defense matters involving catastrophic loss, product liability, toxic torts and construction, including his successful defense of clients in asbestos and benzene exposure cases. Joining McKenna in 2008, Paul brought with him extensive litigation experience and skills honed through years of preparing and trying cases as both a criminal prosecutor and an insurance defense litigator.


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