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Lori Goldstein

Law Office Of Lori Goldstein, LLC
1787 Orchard Ln #8355, Northfield, IL 60093
Practice Area(s): Employment Law

Lori Goldstein, an employment lawyer since 1984, represents employers and employees on a wide range of issues. She counsels businesses and individuals on personnel matters including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, termination, wage-hour, employment disputes, employment and severance agreements, employee manuals, wage and overtime issues, and independent contractor issues.  Lori handles claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and other administrative agencies. She also provides discrimination and sexual harassment training, employment law compliance audits, and internal investigations, and regularly presents and writes on employment topics.  Lori believes in amicable resolution, efficiency, economics and accessibility in serving her clients. Rated “superb” by AVVO. Selected by Superlawyers Illinois 2016-2022, Top 100 Lawyers 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022, and Top 50 Women Lawyers 2017, 2019-22.

EDUCATION University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, J.D.,
1984, B.S., Journalism,
1981; Law Review (Member and Index Editor),
James Scholar
February, 2011 – Present Law Office of Lori A. Goldstein
(Employment Law — representing employers and employees)
June, 2000-January, 2011 Of Counsel, Labor and Employment Group
Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon
Chicago, Illinois
1984-May, 2000 Counsel (1991-2000; offered partnership in 1991);
Associate (1984-1991)
Employment Law & Litigation
Holleb & Coff
Chicago, Illinois
2011- Trusted Advisors Council
North Shore LAW (Lawyers Advisors Women)
Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group (EPWNG) Career Resource Center of Lake Forest (CRC) Board
New Trier High School Board of Education (2011-2022)
North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) Governing Board (2011-2019)
2010-2015 Temple Jeremiah of Board of Directors and Legal Counsel
1992-present American Bar Association
Committee on Labor and Employment
1988-present Chicago Bar Association
Committee on Labor and Employment
1986-present Women’s Bar Association of Illinois


  • Navigating the Freelance Economy in the Arts – Entertainment Community Fund webinar
  • Noncompetes and Nonsolicits in a Changing Labor Market, Illinois CPA Society Annual Summit
  • Worker Classification and Social Media in the Workplace –Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Ten Tips for Small Employers – Allies for Community Business
  • What to Know Before You Buy or Sell a Business – Zoom Advisor Panel
  • Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic (webinar hosted by HowlRound Theatre Commons; 4500 attendees worldwide)
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Fastest Labs Lunch and Learn)
  • Negotiating Job Offers (Wilmette Library)
  • Paid Sick Leave and Pregnancy Accommodations (HR in the Fast Lane Interview:
  • Difficult Conversations in the Workplace (Women Optimizing Women; Career Resource Center)
  • Current Issues In Employment: Worker Classification, Hiring and Workplace Discrimination Laws, Social Media at Work, Documentation and Employment Contracts, Noncompetes and Severance Agreements (FGMK, LLC)
  • Women in the Workplace: Legal Rights and Issues (Women’s Exchange)



  • Ongoing multiple harassment and bystander intervention trainings for the (3000+ member) Chicago chapter of the American Institute of commercial real estate appraisers
  • Employment Compliance Tips for Childcare Businesses – Women’s Business Development Center Chicago
  • Creating a Workplace Culture to Attract and Retain Employees (co-presentation hosted by SCORE)
  • Let’s Talk HR national podcast
  • Employment Rights and Issues – webinar to members of a national Facebook group of physical therapists
  • Social Media and Worker Classification – Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Noncompetes and Nonsolicits in a Changing Labor Market, Illinois CPA Society Annual Summit (August 2023)