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Favaro & Gorman, Ltd. is a boutique employment law firm based in Northern Illinois, specifically dedicated to protecting the rights of individual workers rather than big corporations.

Our team brings over one hundred years of combined legal experience to every case, allowing us to provide quality yet affordable legal care to every client, everyday. Favaro & Gorman, Ltd. advocates aggressively and relentlessly for your rights in the state and federal courts of Illinois.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Employment
  • Discrimination
  • Labor
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage & Hour Law
  • Whistleblower – Qui Tam
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Retaliation

Call 847-728-8608 today to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Dennis R. Favaro

Dennis R. Favaro is a principal and managing partner of Favaro & Gorman, Ltd.

Dennis has practiced law for over thirty-five years and has served thousands of clients - all with one focus: using the law as a powerful tool to make a positive difference for his clients.

As studies have proven the significant connection between workplace and identity, Dennis has watched his work in employment law do two important things: correct his clients’ injustices and restore their livelihoods.

Employment law services can cover a wide range of cases. Always providing a client with the best possible care, Dennis has proven that his skills as a trial lawyer, litigator and mediator are equally important. He describes himself as an “aggressive advocate” for his clients, demonstrating deep compassion for their needs and unmatched zeal as he promotes their interests.

His nearly four decades of legal experience has allowed him to work with people from all walks of life and has given him a broad and unique perspective. Dennis believes in the importance of an intellectual yet heartfelt approach.

Dennis teaches employment law and dispute resolution courses as an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College and as a faculty member of William Rainey Harper College.

In addition to his practice, Dennis has founded employment law committees for two Bar associations, is a certified mediator, a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College and holds leadership positions in various charitable organizations and at his church.

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Education:

  • Master of Laws - University of Aberdeen School of Law
  • Juris Doctor - Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Master of Arts - Wheaton College
  • Bachelor of Arts - Illinois Wesleyan University

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys (Illinois)
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Super Lawyer (Illinois) in Employment Law
  • Leading Illinois Attorney in Employment Law
  • Leading American Attorney in Employment Law

Attorney Patrick J. Gorman

Patrick J. Gorman is a principal of Favaro & Gorman, Ltd.

Patrick has practiced law for over three decades, acting as an advisor and advocate for his clients. In his role as an advisor, he communicates with absolute candor and honesty. As an advocate for his clients, he strives to put their best interests first and foremost.

As an attorney, Patrick focuses specifically on employment litigation and transactional matters with a special interest in restrictive covenants and trade secrets law.

He is a frequent lecturer to bar associations and civic organizations and is a faculty member at William Rainey Harper College where he teaches undergraduate law courses. Patrick is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Education:

  • Juris Doctor - Loyola University of Chicago
  • Bachelor of Arts - St. John’s University

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
    • ​​Past Co-Chair of Employment Law Committee
  • Super Lawyer (Illinois)

Attorney Andrew H. Haber

Andrew H. Haber is a partner of Favaro & Gorman, Ltd.

With over thirty years of practice in law, Andrew sees the need for thoughtful and professional representation in the ever-evolving field of employment law. While recognizing the difficulty of navigating rights and responsibilities, Andrew seeks to provide clients with the best course of action with his creative and focused strategies.

Andrew practices employment law and litigation, with concentration in wage and pay disputes, employment benefits, unemployment compensation and employment discrimination litigation. His experience includes complex employment and class action litigation.

Andrew has achieved a number of important federal trial and appellate court decisions involving retaliatory discharge, FLSA, age and race discrimination claims. Andrew’s legal acumen and analysis is often sought by other lawyers.

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Illinois

Education:

  • Juris Doctor - University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign
  • Master of Business Administration – University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign
  • Bachelor of Arts - Millikin University

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Past Member of Board of Governors
  • Past Chair of Employment Law Committee
  • Past Association Attorney

Attorney Patricia L. Jochum

Patricia L. Jochum is a partner of Favaro & Gorman, Ltd.

With decades of employment law experience, Patricia is a resourceful and tenacious attorney who believes that no employee should be treated unfairly or denied opportunities rightfully deserved. She works to create workplaces that are free of these issues and seeks to champion a better work environment.

Patricia concentrates her practice of employment law in the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Patricia's experience includes advocating client interests before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois and federal courts, mediation and arbitration.

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Education:

  • School One, Degree, Year
  • School Two, Degree, Year

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
    • Board of Governors, Member 
    • Employment Law Committee, Co-Chair
    • Mock Trial Committee, Co-Chair
    • Women’s Law Committee, Member
    • Past Association Attorney
    • Past Member of Long-Range Planning Committee
    • Past Member of Nominating Committee
    • Past Member of Ad Hoc Newsbriefs Committee
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation
    • Past Foundation Vice President
    • Past Member of Board of Directors

Office Locations

Chicago Office
20 South Clark Street
Suite 1710
Chicago, IL 60603
Schaumburg Office
1834 Walden Office Square
Suite 500
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Village of Lakewood Office
9510 Turnberry Trail
Village of Lakewood, IL 60014

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Dennis R. Favaro

Dennis R. Favaro

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Employment Law Since 2022
Practice Area Year
Employment Law Since 2022
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