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   3Roberta Ann LevinsonChicago(312) 263-2698ralevinson@avllegal.comralevinson@avllegal.comAbrahamson Vorachek & Levinsonwww.avllegal.comwww.avllegal.comlevinsonroberta.jpgCivil Rights/Constitutional LawEmployment Law: EmployeeEmployment DiscriminationSex Harassment/WhistleblowerRetaliatory DischargeContracts & Non-competeEnhanced Severance Agreements
Roberta Ann
Abrahamson Vorachek & Levinson
120 N LaSalle St Ste 1050
Chicago IL 60602-2490
Ph.(312) 263-2698 Fx.(312) 419-6770
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Civil Rights/Constitutional Law    Employment Discrimination
Employment Law: Employee    Sex Harassment/Whistleblower
    Retaliatory Discharge
    Contracts & Non-compete
    Enhanced Severance Agreements
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Ms. Levinson is a partner in the law firm of Abrahamson Vorachek and Levinson, a premier boutique law firm specializing in employment law, recently rated in Chambers USA as a leading plaintiff's employment firm in Illinois. Ms. Levinson and the firm have a highly successful record of mediation, arbitration and litigation of employment cases in Illinois. Ms. Levinson was chosen by her peers as one of the Top 100 Leading Women Lawyers in all areas of law in Illinois in 2007, one of the Top 50 Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois in 2007 and 2008, and an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2008 and in 2009.

Notable Cases and Results:  
  • Benders v. Bellows and Bellows, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10138 (N.D. Ill. 5/5/05)

  • Kielczynski v. LaGrange, 122 F.Supp.2d 932 (N.D. Ill. 2000), 19 F.Supp.2d 877 (N.D. Ill. 1998), 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3701 (N.D. Ill. 3/27/96)

  • Soodman v. Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1495 (N.D. Ill. 2/10/97)

  • Mahaffey v. Amoco Corp., 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 680 (N.D.Ill. 1/17/97), 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13766 (N.D. Ill. 9/11/95)

  • Jendusa v. Cancer Treatment Centers of America,868 F.Supp. 1006 (N.D.Ill. 1994); Brown v. Amoco Oil Co., 793 F.Supp.846 (N.D.Ind. 1992)

  • Davidson v. Canteen Corp., 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12906 (N.D. Ill. 9/2/90), affirmed, 957 F.2d 1404 (7th Cir. 1992).

  • Kahalnik v. John Hancock Funds, SAC ID No. 9810144N IL (1998)(award of $400,000 in age discrimination arbitration)

  • Yuan v. BDP International, Inc., No. 2006 L 012378 (Circuit Court of Cook County)(defeated defendant's Motion to Dismiss, Order dated May 21, 2007, and defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, Order dated December 15, 2008)

  • Bar Admissions:  
    Illinois 1975
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

    Hourly Rate:  $301 - $500

    Retainer:  Varies upon case

    Year of Birth:  1951

    Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, J.D, 1975

    Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, BA, 1972
    Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa, James Scholar; Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

    Representative Clients:  
    Clients of the firm are comprised primarily of employees who have been "downsized," terminated, denied promotion, or have other issues arising from their employment, individuals who have disputes involving their employment contracts, and employees negotiating an exit from employment or a job with a new employer.

    Employment History:  
    Meites Frackman Mulder & Burger (now Meites Mulder Mollica & Glink)
      Associate, 1989-1998
    Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
      Assistant regional attorney, 1979-1989

    Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
    Chicago Bar Association
       Member, Labor and Employment Committee
    National Employment Lawyers Association

    Published Legal Writing:  
    Contributor: "Sex Discrimination: Title VII and the Bona Fide Occupational Qualification," 55 Texas Law Review 1025, 1977

    Legal Lectures:  
    Speaker: Drinker Biddle/William & Mary, Employment Law & Litigation Forum, 2007, 2006, 2005

    Council on Education in Management, FMLA Update, 2007

    ABA EEO Basics Seminar, 2006, 2004

    Author/Speaker: "Plaintiff's Guide to ADA Direct Threat Cases," ABA ADA seminar, 2001

    Firm Description:  
    The law firm of Abrahamson Vorachek & Levinson concentrates in employment cases, representing mostly plaintiffs. The firm includes five attorneys and a full-time paralegal. The firm's cases include claims for sex, age, race and disability discrimination, ERISA, wage and hour matters, suits for commissions, and claims for money due under employment agreements. The firm practices in federal and state courts as well as at the EEOC and state and local agencies.

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