DuPage County is considered the most livable county in Illinois, not to mention one of the top ten most livable counties in the nation. Adjacent to Chicago, DuPage County is renowned not only for its size (close to a million residents), delightful environment, and comfortable level of wealth but for its numerous visitor attractions. In DuPage County, sightseers find well-appointed museums, historic sites, zoos, theaters, and the beautiful abundance of the Blackwell Forest Preserve.
While this description may make DuPage County sound ideal, like all counties everywhere, it has its share of legal problems. For its grateful inhabitants, the law practice of Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC provides much appreciated legal representation when troubling disputes arise.
Our law practice has a well-earned reputation for both personalized service and successful outcomes. In fact, over our years in practice, we have won settlements and verdicts up to billions of dollars for our deserving clients. Whether working with individual clients, members of class action suits, small businesses, or large corporations, we tune into the specific circumstances of the case and offer well-thought-out options to our clients.
We Cover a Number of Practice Areas in DuPage County
Our superior attorneys have wide-ranging experience in trying cases in the following legal spheres:
Employment law covers cases resulting from:
- Contract disputes
- Discrimination in the workplace
- Noncompete agreements
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues
- Environmental and safety concerns in the workplace
- Sexual harassment (quid pro quo or hostile work environment)
- Wage and hour disputes (e.g. minimum wage, overtime, misclassification)
- Wrongful termination
Whether you have been mistreated at your workplace by being denied your rightful wages or harassed because of your race, age, or disability, contact our employment attorneys for an immediate, effective response. Our employee rights lawyers never forget that your rights to fair and equal treatment are guaranteed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). We have extensive experience fighting for such rights before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR), and in various state and federal courts.
Though you might think otherwise because of the frequency with which discrimination occurs in DuPage County and throughout Illinois, discrimination for any of the following characteristics is illegal:
- National origin or ethnicity
- Genetic information
- Age (40 or older)
- Sex (pregnancy/sexual orientation/gender identity)
Our employment attorneys are committed to holding employers accountable, whether they discriminate during the hiring process or in terms of working conditions, pay, discipline, or advancement opportunities. We will fight aggressively to ensure your right to fair and equal treatment under the law and to win compensation for your lost income, missed promotions, and the traumatic effects of your experience on your physical and mental health.
If discrimination is a systemic problem in the company you work for and many other employees have also been targeted, we will consider whether pursuing a class action lawsuit is likely to be productive.
Nowhere is the prowess of our legal team more evident than in our participation in complex litigation. Because of its complicated nature, complex litigation requires astute attorneys who have experience dealing with all types of legal issues involving multiple parties.
Our complex litigation attorneys have great familiarity with working collaboratively when confronted by complex litigation cases. Such cases often have national, or even international implications and may involve:
- Consumer fraud
- RICO cases
- Security litigation
- Whistleblower/Qui Tam actions
- Internet and technology disputes
- Intellectual property (e.g. trademark, patent) litigation
- Business and commercial disputes (e.g breach of contract, deceptive trade practices)
- International disputes
The challenges posed by complex litigation cases can present serious challenges, such as unclear or ambiguous legal precedents. This is why having attorneys experienced in this field is essential.
Though injuries can occur at any workplace, certain vocations — such as mining, construction, law enforcement, and firefighting — make injuries more likely. Whether or not your job is high risk, if you suffer an injury on the job you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation to reimburse you for medical care and lost income. Our workers’ comp attorneys will fight to make sure you receive your deserved benefits.
In situations in which your work injury was caused by third-party negligence (e.g. on the part of a subcontractor or the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment), our personal injury attorneys will fight vigorously to obtain damages over and above the amount you receive from workers’ compensation. In such cases, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering and, in some cases, to punitive damages as well.
Personal Injury and Labor Union Cases
Our multi-skilled attorneys are also highly competent when it comes to handling labor union cases or personal injury cases unrelated to work, such as those involving premises liability, car accidents, or medical malpractice.
The Wide Range of Services Our Attorneys Provide for DuPage County Residents
Among the many law practices in DuPage County, the well-credentialed, highly skilled attorneys of Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil stand out. Not only do we have comprehensive knowledge of
federal and state laws and how they apply to particular cases. We are also dedicated to meeting your unique needs by:
- Listening to you carefully so that we know what makes your case different from others
- Drafting, reviewing, and filing any necessary documents promptly
- Investigating the details of your particular case thoroughly
- Locating and Interviewing all pertinent witnesses
- Handling all communications with opposing attorneys
- Creating an effective courtroom strategy
Beyond all else, we will use our tactical legal skills to fight aggressively to bring you the positive outcomes we have brought so many others
Contact Our Experienced DuPage County Attorneys Today
At Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, our attorneys meet stringent criteria. We believe that empathy is a major component of superior legal advocacy. We have the skills and commitment to see your case through to a meaningful settlement or positive verdict. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you can put your burden in our capable hands.
Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC handles legal matters to residents in Naperville, Oak Brook, and Wheaton.