Cynthia Pietrucha

Managing Attorney

Attorney Cynthia Pietrucha

Cynthia Pietrucha ranks as one of the most sought-after employee rights’ attorneys in Chicago’s legal community.

With offices in the western suburbs, her peers and clients alike recognize her unique skills, helping resolve employment disputes whether against huge corporate entities or local suburban businesses. She has built a skilled legal practice focused on fair and honest results.


❝ People usually find me after they’ve been put into a bad job situation through no fault of their own. It’s a special honor when my clients trust me to make it right and I handle each matter with human compassion. ❞

Pietrucha advises clients on a wide array of employment concerns including:

  • Family and Medical Leave laws
  • Disability Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Working Mom Rights, including pregnancy, breastfeeding and sick child rights
  • Professional licensing
  • Executive team co-investment opportunities
  • Unpaid bonus, wages and commissions
  • Severance and Separation Agreement terms
  • Executive compensation packages
  • Talent agency contracts

Recent accomplishments:

  • Successfully negotiated job reinstatement for a suburban forklift driver fired for taking time off from work to visit his minor son in the hospital
  • Won an unemployment appeals hearing for a bank manager accused of misconduct
  • Successfully argued against a financial corporation’s motion to dismiss a race, gender and religious discrimination and retaliation  lawsuit filed by a sales representative
  • Filed a federal disability discrimination lawsuit against a major California technology corporation on behalf of an Illinois home-based customer service representative
  • Successfully negotiated a 6-figure severance agreement for a casino executive
  • Assisted a sports reporter with a talent agency agreement and related promotional events
  • Reviewed a marketing executive’s contracts for a co-investment opportunity offered by a private equity team
  • Successfully negotiated an exit strategy for a marketing professional experiencing inappropriate sexual advances by a colleague
  • Mediated a workplace injury and disability discrimination dispute on behalf of a chemical safety inspector
  • Rated Top Employment Attorney on Avvo.com
  • Received Client’s Choice Award on Avvo.com

​Education

  • Law School Northern Illinois University College of Law
    • J.D. Law, 2009
  • Southwestern Law School Los Angeles
    • Entertainment & Media Law Certificate, 2008
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Pre-Law, B.S. Journalism and B.A. Spanish, 2006

Pietrucha is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and frequently speaks on Illinois and federal employment laws, teaching human resources professionals, accountants and her legal peers.