Pedersen & Weinstein

Pedersen & Weinstein

Your Rights. Our Passion.

Pedersen & Weinstein

Pedersen & Weinstein

Your Rights. Our Passion.

Firm Overview

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

After several years representing clients in employment disputes, we started our firm in 2004 with a commitment to providing excellent legal representation and counseling to employees. Whether you are a CEO or part-time employee trying to make ends meet, you have rights. We are dedicated to helping employees from all walks of life understand those rights and their options if their rights are violated. Our focus is counseling our clients and giving sound practical advice on a wide range of questions from "do I have a case" to "is this severance fair" to "will I be able to collect unemployment benefits." When litigation is unavoidable, we take an aggressive but principled approach to representing our clients. We understand that you have not been through this before but we have. With our experience and expertise, we can help find solutions that work for you.

Our Practice
Pedersen & Weinstein offers consultation and legal services to clients on a wide variety of employment issues, including cases arising under federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws. The firm specializes in matters of gender, pregnancy, race, national origin, age, disability, and sexual orientation discrimination, as well as sexual and racial harassment and retaliation. We also litigate cases arising under the Equal Pay Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as cases involving employment-related torts and retaliatory discharge. Additionally, we are skilled at negotiating severance packages, employment contracts, and executive compensation agreements.

Main Office

Main Office
55 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone

312-322-0710

Websites

www.pwllp.com

Pedersen & Weinstein
Erika E. Pedersen

Erika Pedersen has extensive litigation experience in a full range of employment discrimination matters, including Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, Section 1981, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, and various state laws and local ordinances. Her practice includes representing clients in all aspects of litigation, including state and federal administrative proceedings, trial, pre- and post-trial procedures, and appeals. She also has extensive experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration.

Ms. Pedersen has represented employees across the country in individual and group litigation, as well as in class action lawsuits. She has represented employees in a wide variety of industries, including the securities and financial industry, medical device and pharmaceutical sales, real estate, manufacturing, service, and retail. She has also litigated against local governments, including the City of Chicago.

Prior to establishing her own firm, Ms. Pedersen was a partner at Stowell & Friedman, Ltd. in Chicago.

Ms. Pedersen is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and was named one of 2010's Illinois Rising Stars.

Practice Areas
Employment Discrimination; Employment Litigation and Counseling; Mediation and Arbitration; Sexual Harassment; Racial Harassment; Family and Medical Leave Act; Retaliatory Discharge; Employment Contracts; Executive Severance Contracts; Civil Rights

Admitted
1995, Illinois; 1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2012 U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Law School
DePaul University, J.D. With Honor; Order of the Coif; Law Review

Member
Chicago Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association; NELA/Illinois

Publications
Author: "You Only Get What You Can Pay For: Dziubak v. Mott and its Warning to the Indigent Defendant," 44 DePaul L. Rev. 499 (1995).

Speaking Engagements
Ms. Pedersen has spoken at American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association events on topics in employment law.

Birthplace
Atlanta, Georgia

Pedersen & Weinstein
Erika E. Pedersen

Erika Pedersen has extensive litigation experience in a full range of employment discrimination matters, including Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, Section 1981, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, and various state laws and local ordinances. Her practice includes representing clients in all aspects of litigation, including state and federal administrative proceedings, trial, pre- and post-trial procedures, and appeals. She also has extensive experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration.

Ms. Pedersen has represented employees across the country in individual and group litigation, as well as in class action lawsuits. She has represented employees in a wide variety of industries, including the securities and financial industry, medical device and pharmaceutical sales, real estate, manufacturing, service, and retail. She has also litigated against local governments, including the City of Chicago.

Prior to establishing her own firm, Ms. Pedersen was a partner at Stowell & Friedman, Ltd. in Chicago.

Ms. Pedersen is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and was named one of 2010's Illinois Rising Stars.

Practice Areas
Employment Discrimination; Employment Litigation and Counseling; Mediation and Arbitration; Sexual Harassment; Racial Harassment; Family and Medical Leave Act; Retaliatory Discharge; Employment Contracts; Executive Severance Contracts; Civil Rights

Admitted
1995, Illinois; 1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2012 U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Law School
DePaul University, J.D. With Honor; Order of the Coif; Law Review

Member
Chicago Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association; NELA/Illinois

Publications
Author: "You Only Get What You Can Pay For: Dziubak v. Mott and its Warning to the Indigent Defendant," 44 DePaul L. Rev. 499 (1995).

Speaking Engagements
Ms. Pedersen has spoken at American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association events on topics in employment law.

Birthplace
Atlanta, Georgia

Firm Overview

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

After several years representing clients in employment disputes, we started our firm in 2004 with a commitment to providing excellent legal representation and counseling to employees. Whether you are a CEO or part-time employee trying to make ends meet, you have rights. We are dedicated to helping employees from all walks of life understand those rights and their options if their rights are violated. Our focus is counseling our clients and giving sound practical advice on a wide range of questions from "do I have a case" to "is this severance fair" to "will I be able to collect unemployment benefits." When litigation is unavoidable, we take an aggressive but principled approach to representing our clients. We understand that you have not been through this before but we have. With our experience and expertise, we can help find solutions that work for you.

Our Practice
Pedersen & Weinstein offers consultation and legal services to clients on a wide variety of employment issues, including cases arising under federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws. The firm specializes in matters of gender, pregnancy, race, national origin, age, disability, and sexual orientation discrimination, as well as sexual and racial harassment and retaliation. We also litigate cases arising under the Equal Pay Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as cases involving employment-related torts and retaliatory discharge. Additionally, we are skilled at negotiating severance packages, employment contracts, and executive compensation agreements.

Main Office

Main Office
55 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone

312-322-0710

Websites

www.pwllp.com

Pedersen & Weinstein
Erika E. Pedersen

Erika Pedersen has extensive litigation experience in a full range of employment discrimination matters, including Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, Section 1981, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, and various state laws and local ordinances. Her practice includes representing clients in all aspects of litigation, including state and federal administrative proceedings, trial, pre- and post-trial procedures, and appeals. She also has extensive experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration.

Ms. Pedersen has represented employees across the country in individual and group litigation, as well as in class action lawsuits. She has represented employees in a wide variety of industries, including the securities and financial industry, medical device and pharmaceutical sales, real estate, manufacturing, service, and retail. She has also litigated against local governments, including the City of Chicago.

Prior to establishing her own firm, Ms. Pedersen was a partner at Stowell & Friedman, Ltd. in Chicago.

Ms. Pedersen is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and was named one of 2010's Illinois Rising Stars.

Practice Areas
Employment Discrimination; Employment Litigation and Counseling; Mediation and Arbitration; Sexual Harassment; Racial Harassment; Family and Medical Leave Act; Retaliatory Discharge; Employment Contracts; Executive Severance Contracts; Civil Rights

Admitted
1995, Illinois; 1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2012 U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Law School
DePaul University, J.D. With Honor; Order of the Coif; Law Review

Member
Chicago Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association; NELA/Illinois

Publications
Author: "You Only Get What You Can Pay For: Dziubak v. Mott and its Warning to the Indigent Defendant," 44 DePaul L. Rev. 499 (1995).

Speaking Engagements
Ms. Pedersen has spoken at American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association events on topics in employment law.

Birthplace
Atlanta, Georgia

Pedersen & Weinstein
Erika E. Pedersen

Erika Pedersen has extensive litigation experience in a full range of employment discrimination matters, including Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, Section 1981, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, and various state laws and local ordinances. Her practice includes representing clients in all aspects of litigation, including state and federal administrative proceedings, trial, pre- and post-trial procedures, and appeals. She also has extensive experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration.

Ms. Pedersen has represented employees across the country in individual and group litigation, as well as in class action lawsuits. She has represented employees in a wide variety of industries, including the securities and financial industry, medical device and pharmaceutical sales, real estate, manufacturing, service, and retail. She has also litigated against local governments, including the City of Chicago.

Prior to establishing her own firm, Ms. Pedersen was a partner at Stowell & Friedman, Ltd. in Chicago.

Ms. Pedersen is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and was named one of 2010's Illinois Rising Stars.

Practice Areas
Employment Discrimination; Employment Litigation and Counseling; Mediation and Arbitration; Sexual Harassment; Racial Harassment; Family and Medical Leave Act; Retaliatory Discharge; Employment Contracts; Executive Severance Contracts; Civil Rights

Admitted
1995, Illinois; 1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2012 U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Law School
DePaul University, J.D. With Honor; Order of the Coif; Law Review

Member
Chicago Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association; NELA/Illinois

Publications
Author: "You Only Get What You Can Pay For: Dziubak v. Mott and its Warning to the Indigent Defendant," 44 DePaul L. Rev. 499 (1995).

Speaking Engagements
Ms. Pedersen has spoken at American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association events on topics in employment law.

Birthplace
Atlanta, Georgia

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