Kane County, Illinois, one of the counties surrounding Chicago, is home to well over half a million residents who inhabit some of the most charming towns in Illinois, including Geneva, Campton Hills, and St. Charles. The county has much to be proud of: its strong school systems and numerous colleges and universities, its robust workforce, its energetic sports teams, and, of course, the Fabulous Fox Water Trail.
In spite of all the positive attributes of Kane County, its residents, like people everywhere, at times are grateful to have the powerful legal representation Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC provides. Our law firm, with offices in Chicago and Geneva, handles a wide range of legal matters, including employment discrimination, complex litigation, workers’ compensation, personal injury, and labor union cases. If you are distressed by a legal problem, contact us now so we can take immediate action to give you relief.
Our history of successful outcomes is well-known. Over our years in practice, we have won settlements and verdicts up to billions of dollars for our clients. We offer personalized attention whether we are protecting the rights of individuals (alone or as members of class action suits), small businesses, or large corporations.
Why Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil Is the Wise Choice in Kane County
Our well-credentialed, highly experienced attorneys have in-depth knowledge of
federal and state laws and how they apply in your particular case. We are fully committed to giving you the excellent legal services you deserve by:
- Listening to you carefully so that we can decide on your best options
- Drafting, reviewing, and filing any necessary documents in a timely manner
- Investigating the details of your case thoroughly
- Locating and Interviewing all pertinent witnesses
- Handling all communications with opposing counsel
- Creating an effective courtroom strategy
Most of all, we will use our formidable legal skills to fight aggressively in order to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
Practice Areas in Kane County
Our talented attorneys specialize in the following practice areas:
Employment law covers a broad range of territory. Our legal team has extensive experience in every bit of that terrain, including:
- Sexual harassment (quid pro quo or hostile work environment)
- Wage and hour disputes (e.g. minimum wage, overtime, misclassification)
- Environmental and safety concerns in the workplace
- Wrongful termination
- Noncompete agreements
- Contract disputes
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues
- Discrimination in the workplace
As you probably know, despite all of the laws forbidding it, discrimination in the workplace continues to be a widespread problem in Kane County and throughout the state of Illinois. If you have suffered discrimination (blatant or disguised) at your place of employment, the attorneys at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil are ready to help you.
Our employee rights lawyers routinely handle claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR), as well as claims in state and federal courts. Whether you have experienced unfair treatment during the hiring process, in terms of working conditions, or as a result of harassment or wrongful termination, we will work tirelessly to fight for your rights.
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), your employer is forbidden to discriminate against you for any of the following protected characteristics:
- Skin color
- National origin or ethnicity
- Genetic information
- Age (40 or older)
- Sex (pregnancy/sexual orientation/gender identity)
Whether you alone have been targeted or you are representative of multiple employees who have experienced discrimination at your company, we will assess your case and take appropriate legal action. Our goal will be to win damages for your lost wages, bonuses, etc., and for the pain and humiliation you have suffered.
Because of their complicated nature, complex litigation cases require the support of keen attorneys who have experience dealing with multiple parties and intertwined legal issues.
Complex litigation often involves nationwide cases that may involve:
- Consumer fraud
- Security litigation
- International disputes
- 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)
Complex litigation frequently presents serious challenges, such as unclear or ambiguous legal precedents. It may even present opportunities to make a new law that will shape public policy going forward. For these reasons, if you are confronting complex litigation, it is critical that you have the right lawyers to represent you. Among other essential attributes, our competent attorneys have the knowledge and skill to collaborate effectively with other attorneys as a means of achieving optimal results.
Because almost all personal injuries that occur on the job make you eligible for workers’ compensation, our workers’ comp attorneys are often busy making sure that clients who have been injured at their workplaces receive the compensation to which they are entitled.
Though you can be injured at any job, certain vocations — such as mining, construction, law enforcement, and firefighting — make injury more likely. Nonetheless, our workers’ comp attorneys will fight to make sure you receive your deserved benefits regardless of the kind of work you do.
The workers’ comp lawyers at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil are efficient as well as effective. We are aware of how traumatic a severe workplace injury and its physical, emotional, and financial consequences can be. We will do everything in our power to ensure that you receive the workers’ comp benefits you deserve whether you will fully recover or your case involves permanent disability or the wrongful death of a loved one.
If the injury was caused by a third party, for example, the manufacturer of a defective product, we will fight vigorously to obtain substantial damages over and above the amount you receive from workers’ compensation.
Personal Injury and Labor Union Cases
Our versatile attorneys will also help you with labor union cases or if you have been personally injured outside of your workplace, e.g. due to medical malpractice, premises liability, or a car accident.
Contact Our Experienced Attorneys Today for Outstanding Legal Representation
At Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, our attorneys are compassionate as well as capable. Whatever the legal problem that brings you to our offices, our well-honed negotiation and litigation skills will stand you in good stead. Call us now so we can begin seeking justice for you and your family.
Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC handles legal matters for residents in Geneva, St Charles, Aurora, Batavia, and Elgin.