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Lori Goldstein

Employment Lawyer

Lori Goldstein, an employment lawyer since 1984, has a unique business and perspective, representing both employers/business owners and employees through her solo practice, the Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein LLC. After receiving her undergraduate and law degrees from University of Illinois, Lori worked as a management-side employment and litigation attorney for two mid-sized Chicago law firms before starting her own firm in 2011. Her advice on workplace rights and issues ranges from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, to equal pay, leave of absence and wage-hour matters. Lori also drafts, negotiates, and reviews contracts, including employment, non-compete, independent contractor, and severance agreements. Employer compliance audits and training – including sexual harassment training now required for all Illinois employers, plus administrative claims, and defense of charges of employment law violations are also a regular part of her practice. Lori also regularly presents and writes on employment law topics. Lori is practical and passionate about helping organizations and individuals achieve peaceful solutions to workplace issues, find closure, and move forward.

Giving back to the community is also very important to Lori. She’s held several volunteer and nonprofit board positions, including New Trier High School Board of Education (Vice President), Governing Board (and Secretary) of the North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED.) Lori served as Board Member at Career Resource Center in Lake Forest (2012-2022) and currently serves as Board Member and Co-Liaison of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for EPWNG professional women’s networking group, and volunteer attorney with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts. She is a member of the American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association (and Labor & Employment committees) and the Illinois chapter of the National Employment Law Association (NELA.) Lori is also an active member of North Shore LAW and Trusted Advisors’ Council (TAC.)

Lori has been honored by several awards, including Superlawyers Illinois 2016-2022, Superlawyers Illinois 100 Top Lawyers 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022, and Superlawyers Illinois Top 50 Women Lawyers 2017, 2019-2022. Rated “Superb” by AVVO and “Distinguished” by Martindale-Hubbell.

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