Associate Employment Attorney (Chicago)

Savine Employment Law, Ltd. is known for helping employers clear the way to manage their workforce profitably and for helping executives achieve their dream careers and make more money. We are growing fast, and we need a lawyer who can hit the ground running. 

We seek an attorney with more than 3 years’ experience in employment counseling and litigation. Savine Employment Law, Ltd. is committed to becoming the leading boutique employment law firm in the Chicagoland area.  The position will work directly with the owner, attorneys and staff to help our clients. We love to help people learn, grow and lead.  The ideal candidate will be able to take initiative on work that needs to be done and complete tasks with minimal hand holding. This attorney will serve as a business advisor to clients, guiding them in a full range of legal matters throughout their life cycle.  The attorney will manage direct client interaction, gain business development experience, and hold significant responsibility for complex, sophisticated legal matters.   

The candidate should be experienced in employment counseling and litigation in a private practice setting. The ideal candidate has experience counseling clients on employment-related decision-making, employment agreements, and developing and maintaining employment policies, practices, procedures, and training programs that comply with multi-jurisdictional legal requirements.  

The candidate should also have experience handling federal and state labor and employment litigation and private arbitrations. The ideal candidate can handle certain aspects of litigation with minimal supervision such as interviewing witnesses; reviewing and managing electronically stored documents; drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; handling the discovery process; interacting with clients and with opposing counsel and attending court.  

The ideal candidate can work as part of a team while also having the confidence and demeanor to assume individual responsibility for matters involving direct client interaction. 

If the statements below appeal to you, then you may be our next Associate Employment Attorney: 

  • Law degree from an accredited law school and licensed to practice in Illinois immediately 
  • More than 3 years’ experience in employment litigation and counseling 
  • Team player and creative thinker who can think on one’s feet 
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence  
  • Ability to handle multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment  
  • Strong organizational, time management, project management and research skills  
  • Commitment to professionalism, collegiality, and teamwork 
  • Ability to influence clients and opposing parties in a positive and professional manner 
  • Proficient in cloud computing and remote work technologies 

The associate attorney will be expected to work a full-time schedule managing a robust caseload.

We offer competitive compensation including salary and potential for performance bonuses for those who can demonstrate their profitability.

Interested candidates should prepare a cover letter with no more than TWO paragraphs and a closing sentence.  In the first paragraph explain what you believe are the 3 most important qualities needed in an attorney who works with employers and executives and why you believe they are the most important qualities. In the second paragraph, explain why you applied to this particular ad.  As a closing sentence please write, “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions.”   

Do not send your resume through our website. Email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to The subject line of the email should read your last name (all caps), followed by the position you are applying for in lower case, followed by one word that you would use to describe yourself in all caps. [For example: SMITH job title AWESOME].  

We look forward to reviewing your application.