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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

281 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
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Sue Dunbar

249 reviews
Go with Sue Dunbar if you want a big law firm experience with a small law firm cost. Sue's experience working at Robins Kaplan LLP and serving as special counsel to Senator Joseph Dunn has landed her big-name clients like BestBuy, Time Warner Cable, and Yahoo!. Currently, Ms. Dunbar specializes in knowledge about confidentiality and privacy laws regarding sensitive trade secrets.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

200 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Christopher M.

Christopher Matern

2 reviews
Christopher Matern is a well-rounded attorney who practices business law to include contract negotiations, commercial real estate, and even new business formation. Attorney Matern’s mission is to provide the best legal services to all clients throughout Chicago and Illinois. Mr. Matern has received multiple awards to include the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors-First Recipient of the Member of the Decade Award.
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Joe G.

Joe Giamanco

2 reviews
Joe Giamanco is a seasoned attorney that has handled over 45 jury trials and was lead counsel for 43 of those. In addition to that, Attorney Giamanco has been to over 500 arbitration hearings. When it comes down to it, Mr. Giamanco will help you settle your case and he has experience practicing business law, personal injury law, and DUIs.
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Edward H.

Edward Hauder

2 reviews
Ed has extensive experience in all areas of executive and director compensation, including equity and cash incentive plans, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS) m... read more
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R. Gregory E.

R. Gregory Earl

2 reviews
Greg Earl received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Greg attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virgini... read more
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Aaron G.

Aaron Gillett

When it comes to business law, count on Aaron Gillett to walk you through it. With experience in all areas of business law including acquisition, formation, and even sales, Mr. Gillett is able to pave the way to success for you and your business. Mr. Gillett graduated magna cum laude and was even named to the Order of the Coif. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Gillett works as a pro bono attorney for the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.
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Cara D.

Cara Dearman

Based in Mount Prospect, Illinois, Cara Dearman is an attorney with expertise in privacy and data law. She is Senior Counsel at the Sears Holding Corporation and focuses on privacy issues. An experienced litigator, she previously worked at Wheeler, Trigg, O'Donnell in Denver, and at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. Cara holds a J.D., with High Honors, from The University of Texas School of Law.
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Shavon M. W.

Shavon M. Wesley, Esq.

I'm a general practice attorney servicing the Chicagoland • Assisting in real estate transactions by negotiating contract terms, ensuring that title is clear, and attendi... read more
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