Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC


Employment and Labor Attorneys

Severance Agreements | Workplace Disputes | Unemployment 

Call (630) 344-6370

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Managing Attorney, Cynthia PietruchaOur Team is Passionate About Workplace Rights

About Our Firm

Attorney Pietrucha is the founder and managing attorney of Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC.  She started the firm with workers' rights in mind and she brings both passion and strong severance negotiation skills to the table.  Her passion has earned her a reputation as a practical dispute resolution advocate.

Attorney Pietrucha is a 2009 Law School Graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law.  Her first legal job was in 2006 with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Chicago, IL).  She went on to work at the Law Offices of Joel Weisman, P.C./Weisman Media (Northbrook, IL) where she assisted with employment contracts of over 100 television journalism and media clients.  Attorney Pietrucha also worked at the American Medical Association (Chicago, IL) where she negotiated medical journal licensing agreements, at API Healthcare, A GE Healthcare company (Milwaukee, WI) where she served as senior legal staff and negotiated software agreements, as a mediator handling child visitation and paternity disputes, and she has worked on behalf of many government agencies to resolve contract disputes and negotiate business transactions.

Attorney Pietrucha is a talented public speaker and is often sought as a legal analyst on employment law disputes and government contracting for local news media and legal associations, including the Better Government Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.  She is also proud to serve her local community on the Liquor Commission for the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois and the Financial Advisory Committee for Downers Grove Grade School District 58.  



Law School Northern Illinois University College of Law 

J.D. Law, 2009

Pro Bono Honors


Entertainment & Media Training Southwestern Law School Los Angeles  

Entertainment and Media Law Certificate       


 Undergraduate Studies The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Pre-Law B.S. Journalism and B.A. Spanish

University President's Leadership Program

Membership and Awards


Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

Avvo Top Employment Attorney 2016-2017

Avvo Client's Choice Award  2017

Selected as Top 40 under 40 Illinois Employment Lawyers by The National Black Lawyers

​Illinois State Bar Association since 2006

National Employment Lawyer Association since 2015

American Bar Association since 2006

Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago Service Award in 2009

Village of Downers Grove Liquor Commission since 2016

​Financial Advisory Committee Downers Grove Grade School District 58 since 2015