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Franczek P.C. Lauded as One of Illinois’ Premier Labor & Employment Firms by Chambers

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We are delighted to announce that Franczek P.C. has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as among the leading Labor & Employment law firms in Illinois, and the highest ranked firm that is exclusively based in Chicago.  

Chambers is widely recognized as one of the most detailed reviewers of law firms in the United States.  

In its 2023 USA Guide, the Firm was the highest-ranked boutique in Labor & Employment in Illinois based on our work for both public and private sector work. Chambers lauded Franczek as “a boutique law firm with an excellent reputation in the Illinois labor and employment market.” You can view the firm’s complete Chambers profile here 

Chambers recognized name partner, James C. Franczek, Jr., from as the sole “Senior Statesperson” ranked in Illinois Labor & Employment. Chambers noted that “He is an old school labor attorney … he has negotiated some of the most complex labor contracts. He is in a class of his own.” A client reviewer noted: “No one in Illinois knows more or has done more than James Franczek in public sector bargaining. He has a wealth of knowledge, great connections and a relentless drive to work through the most complex issues.” Jim has been ranked in Band 1/Senior Statesperson for 21 consecutive years – longer than any other ranked labor & employment attorney in Illinois.  

Chambers also elevated Michael A. Warner, Jr. from Band 5 to Band 4. Noted by Chambers Commentators as being a “careful but sophisticated litigator” and a “very talented attorney.”  

Chambers’ 2023 rankings is just the latest of recent accolades the Firm and its attorneys have received. Earlier this year, Tracey Truesdale was named as 2023’s Featured Attorney in Illinois by The Employment Lawyers, Michael Warner was selected as a 2023 Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Litigator, nine Franczek attorneys were named in 2023’s Super Lawyers list, and James Franczek received the American Bar Association’s Arvid Anderson Public Sector Award – the Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year Award. 

Because these rankings and awards are based on client feedback, they are truly meaningful to us and are a reflection of our values and efforts as a Firm. We are grateful to our clients in all sectors for trusting us with their representation.  

Congratulations to the entire Franczek P.C. team.