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James C. Franczek, Jr. is a founding partner and President of Franczek Radelet PC. His clients include scores of private and public sector employers, including clients in the transportation, banking and energy industries. He is the chief labor counsel for the City of Chicago for police and fire negotiations, the chief labor negotiator for the Chicago Public Schools, and labor counsel to The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority ("McCormick Place"), the Chicago Park District and the City Colleges of Chicago.
Mr. Franczek has been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" each year since 1989. He received the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association's First Annual Leadership Award for his service as chief negotiator for the Chicago Public Schools. Mr. Franczek was a member of the Transition Teams for Governor Rod Blagojevich, Mayor Richard M. Daley and Mayor Harold Washington.
1971, Illinois and Supreme Court of Illinois
1972, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
1975, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
1978, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
1987, U.S. Supreme Court
Year of Birth: 1946
Law School: University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame, B.A.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Mr. Franczek is a member of The Commercial Club of Chicago, The Economic Club of Chicago, the Metropolitan Planning Council's Board of Governors, and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Franczek is also a member of the Institute for Law and the Workplace/Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Chamber's Foundation.
Mr. Franczek is a popular speaker on labor, employment and education law and is a former lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Business, Northwestern Business School, the Loyola University Institute of Industrial Relations, Northeastern University and IIT-Kent School of Law. He has lectured on labor law at the University of Chicago Law School and at Northwestern University School of Law. He has appeared on television as a commentator on labor topics and is frequently quoted in a wide range of journals on professional and educational issues.