Lori Goldstein, Unique Employment Lawyer

An employment lawyer since 1984, Lori has a unique practice representing both employers and employees on a wide range of workplace issues, including discrimination and sexual harassment, wage-hour issues, worker classification, reductions-in-force, hiring and firing, non-competes, and severance and employment agreements.

She conducts management training and compliance audits, regularly presents and writes on employment topics, and handles claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, and other administrative agencies.

Awards include Super Lawyers Illinois 2016-2021, Super Lawyers Illinois 100 Top Attorneys 2017,2019 and 2021, and 50 Top Female Attorneys 2017, 2019-2021. Rated “Superb” (highest rating) by AVVO.

Lori believes in providing personal service to clients efficiently and economically, working to resolve legal workplace issues so that clients can focus on their work.

Pronouns: she/her


I am thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of my solo employment law practice on February 1, 2021!

I am proud and humbled to be selected to Super Lawyers Illinois 2021 Top 50 Women.

Recent Blogs, Bulletins, Presentations

“COVID Update September 2021”, Client Bulletin Sept. 2021 clientbulletincovidupdateseptember2021

“Client Alert: COBRA Subsidized Through September 30, 2021” https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/COBRASubsidyclientalert041321.pdf

“Rescue and Recovery: COVID Marks 1 Year,” Client Bulletin March 2021 https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/clientbulletinmarch2021.pdf

“The End of a Long Interesting Year,” Client Bulletin December 2020 https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/clientbulletindecember2020.pdf

“State of the Workplace,” Client Bulletin Labor Day 2020 https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/clientbulletinfall2020.pdf

“COVID FAQ – DOL Update Highlights,” Website Update July 2020


“New Law for Small Employers, Phase 4 Begins June 26, Avoiding Reopening Risks,” Client Bulletin June 2020 https://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/clientbulletinJune2020.pdf

Pandemic Update – Thoughtful Transition: Client Bulletin 5/18/20


COVID Update 4/8/20: FFCRA New Regulations and the Paycheck Protection Program


COVID-19 FAQ updated 3/31/20


COVID-19 UPDATE: Special Client Bulletin Updated 3/31/2020


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Client Testimonials

We have been using Lori professionally for several years. Lori’s advice & guidance are second to none – we rely on Lori exclusively for everything employment/HR related. 6/22/20

Ellyn Samsky

Partner & Practice Leader, Tax Planning & Compliance, Mann, Weitz & Associates

“Thank you so very much!!! You are amazing. It was like an intense professional poker game and you played our hand with finesse! You knew exactly when to make what move! Having you as my advocate relieved me of so much of the stress this whole situation caused.”

– 4/20/2020

A happy client

“Lori advised me in my role as President and CEO of a large healthcare marketing communications network based in Chicago with offices in NYC and San Francisco plus 45 other offices in 35 countries. During that time we experienced rapid and significant growth with some brief, but painful periods of decline. Attracting, developing, rewarding and retaining top talent was a company priority and Lori worked closely with me and my executive leadership team to properly scale the organization in compliance with current labor laws. She became a trusted adviser to my team as we looked to advance our organization in a highly competitive marketplace for strategic, creative and operational talent. She protected us when we needed it and stimulated new, innovative thinking when we sought competitive advantage. I never contemplated significant organizational change efforts without seeking Lori’s counsel and expertise. She never once let me down. In fact, I would say that Lori was a significant contributor to our success during her association with our company.”
– 8/27/18

Scott Cotherman

Board Director & Strategic Advisor, Healthcare Marketing, Turnaround & Growth Strategy, Global Expansion, Innovation

“Lori is my trusted “go-to” person for employment law referrals. Whether you have employee or employer issues, Lori is the attorney you need. I can attest to her integrity, honesty and reliability. She has earned her fine reputation in her niche practice of employment law.”
– 9/1/17

Karen Sabin Gitles

Personal Finance and Daily Money Manager, Senior Finance Manager, and Certified Senior Advisor

“Having an instructor with a strong background in employment law helped me to understand the significance of each decision we make as HR professionals, and truly helped me to understand our role as risk minimizers.”
– 1/13/17


HR Training Center, Certificate Program for HR Generalists

“Describing Lori as an extraordinary person barely scratches the surface of her character and her talent as an attorney. Her dedication, kindness, knowledge of the law, professionalism, determination, organization and follow through wildly exceeded my expectations. She is truly an expert in her field who made an extremely difficult situation much easier for me to navigate.”
– 9/8/16

April W.

“Lori handled my separation matter timely and professionally. She was quick, precise, and had my best interest in mind every step of the way.”
– 3/20/16

Individual client

“Lori Goldstein is a trusted legal partner in our company’s employment matters. I have worked with Lori for over 14 years and have found her to be highly competent, thorough, professional and flexible. Lori listens to facts around issues without drawing immediate conclusions, only then providing thoughtful counsel. I consider her part of the company’s team, being cognizant of the ongoing well being of the company and its employees.”
– 8/25/14

Corporate client

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