Christopher W.Kelleher


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Clients look to Chris to understand their business needs and provide legal and practical solutions to achieve the best possible outcome.

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The often personal and fact-driven nature of employment lawsuits can be challenging for employers and their managers. Chris effectively defends employers against allegations of discrimination, as well as sexual harassment and retaliation claims on both an individual and class-action basis.

Chris focuses his practice in both labor relations and employment law, including complex and single-plaintiff litigation, arbitration, administrative practice, and employment counseling. He represents clients in many industries, including healthcare, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, insurance, and transportation. He has litigated cases in both state and federal courts of appeals.

He has also provided employment counseling advice to employers in many industries, including health care, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, insurance, and transportation. He helps clients take steps to minimize legal exposure, and in the event of litigation, he is well positioned to act quickly in their best interests.

Chris has experience in a broad range of labor and employment practice areas, including both complex and single-plaintiff employment litigation, labor relations and collective bargaining disputes, arbitrations, administrative practice, and employment counseling. This experience provides him with a unique understanding of his clients' needs when a particular challenge arises. Chris has also represented multiple clients on a pro bono basis in several legal areas, including corporate counseling, federal litigation, and immigration proceedings.

Chris uses Seyfarth technology and firm resources to provide each client with the most effective litigation strategies to suit their unique needs. He enjoys getting to know clients and working with in-house teams to provide clients with the most effective legal and practical solutions.

  • JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

    Cum laude
    Loyola University Moot Court executive board chief justice
    Leadership, Service, and Public Interest Recognition Award

  • BA, Loyola University Chicago
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • US District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan