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About Franczek

About Us

In the 25 years since the firm was formed, we have grown four-fold and stand among the premier labor, employment and education practices in the country. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies and some of the largest public-sector entities in the United States, as well as scores of small-to-medium size businesses and educational institutions. We counsel, advise, and represent employers across the United States. We have proven ourselves capable of staffing the largest and most complex cases for clients of all sizes, and maintaining day-to-day consultation on more routine matters.

As a mid-size law firm, Franczek provides a personal approach and exceptional value by focusing on select areas of law and doing them exceedingly well. Our personable, talented and highly skilled attorneys combined with our depth of experience in our core practice areas, provide an unparalleled quality of service.

Our practice is focused and clearly defined. We do not aspire to expand our practice beyond those areas, because we strongly believe that maintaining our focus is the best way to continue to deliver our unique blend of extraordinary client service and value – for clients like you.

Labor Relations

Franczek is a powerful advocate for employers and a formidable adversary to unions. We provide creative and effective solutions to challenging labor relations problems. We aggressively pursue client goals at the bargaining table, in arbitration, and in the courtroom. We work with non-unionized employers to develop and implement effective strategies for preventing and defeating union organizing campaigns. We are a respected adversary—unions know we’ll anticipate both their negotiation tactics and campaign plans.


Franczek serves as a trusted partner and powerful advocate for employers ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to small businesses, and including educational institutions and public sector employers. We partner with employers to create effective workplace practices and provide practical solutions while meeting long-term business goals and minimizing litigation and regulatory risk. When litigation is unavoidable or strategically necessary we are passionate advocates for employers formulating and executing creative, smart and effective strategies to defend our clients’ interests.


Franczek is the law firm of choice for school districts and institutions of higher education. Our unmatched breadth of education law experience has been recognized by the nearly 100 Illinois school districts and more than 30 higher education institutions that trust us during their most trying times. Our relationships with key education policy stakeholders and our understanding of the culture, customs and practices of the education community make us the choice counsel for educational institutions.

Employee Benefits

Franczek attorneys simplify the complexity of employee benefits law—we speak plain English. The employee benefits area is increasingly technical and complex. We distinguish ourselves by providing employers with understandable advice and practical solutions.


Our immigration practice works in an interdisciplinary manner with attorneys in our employment, education, and benefits practices to solve complex challenges involving the hiring, employment, and transfer of both foreign and U.S. workers. While we concentrate primarily on immigration into the United States, our lawyers also have relationships with lawyers situated throughout the globe and can assist U.S. employers seeking to transfer personnel to other countries. 

Our History

Our story is simple, really. It all began with clients like you.

When you were confronted with issues relating to labor, employment or education, in either the private or the public sector, you needed experienced and reputable lawyers who offered provided practical advice in these rapidly evolving fields of law.

You also needed lawyers who thoroughly understood your institutional objectives and environment, so that legal advice was always rendered in the context of your organization.

You needed lawyers who were responsive and accessible, who would provide prompt, efficient assistance, sharply focused on your issues.

You needed results. And you needed all of this from lawyers who were sensitive to cost and understood your concept of value.

Anxious to serve you better, we looked for a way to do just that. United by a common vision and a desire to achieve a new level of client service, we opened our doors in February 1994 with a dozen attorneys. Client response was and continues to be positive and strong.