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Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC

WORKPLACE RIGHTS ADVOCATES

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Downers Grove l Chicago l Champaign-Urbana l ​Rosemont

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Meet the Founder, Illinois Attorney Cynthia Pietrucha

Co-Chair of the Disability Rights Committee for the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association

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


A human rights advocate at heart, I advocate for individual clients before state and federal government investigators, administrative law judges and hearing officers, EEOC mediators and in court. 

My passion for advocacy began in 2006, when I traveled to the Mexico-U.S. border as a labor law delegate.  I visited Mexican workers in their homes and saw the harsh realities of U.S. companies meeting low cost solutions at the expense of human workers in sweatshops.   The majority worked long hours assembling goods for export without proper breaks, safety equipment or enough wages to afford basic groceries.  The more extreme cases included workplace injuries that resulted in missing limbs.  Using common sense fairness, I helped workers develop strategies to fight for fair workplace rights and encouraged self-esteem building and confidence in hopeless situations. 

Now, over 10 years later, my firm empowers American employees to resolve workplace disputes by developing practical resolutions for individual employees.  As  employee rights advocates, we help investigate, evaluate, identify and recommend appropriate corrective actions, monetary settlements or mediation of workplace disputes.  We've reviewed hundreds of personnel files pursuant to the Illinois Personnel Records Review Act and through comprehensive review, we recognize evidence of illegal actions to advance our client's cases, representing clients in front of state and federal government agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR), the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and for unemployment benefit disputes, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).  It's our pleasure to serve employees and employers in resolving workplace disputes.

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About Attorney Cynthia Pietrucha:  Cynthia is the founder of Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC.  She started the firm with workers' rights in mind.  Prior to creating Pietrucha Law, Cynthia worked at the Law Offices of Joel Weisman, P.C. where she assisted in talent contract negotiation for a 100+ client base.  Thereafter, she worked for major companies such as the American Medical Association, negotiating licensing agreements, serving as senior staff negotiating software and partnership agreements at GE Healthcare and working on behalf of human resources and finance departments mediating contract disputes and overseeing compliance with government regulations, workplace drug and alcohol testing, employee benefits and pension plans.  When not in the office, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her children, serving on the Downers Grove Liquor Commission, serving on the Board of Directors of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and emerging herself in Chicago's fine arts.  Cynthia is a talented public speaker and a legal analyst for local news media.


Bar Admissions

 Illinois


Education

 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

B.S. Journalism

B.A. Spanish

President's Leadership Program

Northern Illinois University College of Law 

J.D. Law

Pro Bono Honors

Labor Law Delegate at Mexico-U.S. Border

Civil court experience: Mediator handling child visitation and paternity matters

Southwestern Law School Los Angeles  

Entertainment and Media Law Certificate       

 


Professional Associations and Community Involvement

 Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)  

DuPage Association of Women Lawyers (DAWL) 

                                                                                                                  Village of Downers Grove Liquor Commission

 

​​                                                                                                               School District 58 Financial Advisory Committee