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Stanley Eisenstein

Practice Areas

  • Employment & Labor


Stanley Eisenstein has worked closely with our diverse labor union clientele. He strongly believes that counseling, advising and educating our labor clientele is a critical component of the firm's successful labor practice over many decades. He handled a wide range of employment-related disputes from discrimination to benefits and has represented unions and trust funds, individuals and others.

During his more than 29 year career, Stanley handled literally hundreds of Complaints issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for our many labor union clients, which is an unprecedented number for any labor attorney, on either the management or labor side. He was actively involved as a primary litigator for the UAW before the NLRB and numerous Federal and State courts in the unprecedented labor dispute between the UAW and Caterpillar Corp. during the 1990's. He has successfully handled individual discrimination cases, including achieving a major jury verdict against United Airlines in a disability discrimination case. Gile v. United Airlines.

In the early 1990s, Stanley authored "Overview of Fair Labor Standards Act as it Applies to Public Employment" for the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report. He has written numerous labor and employment law articles and case law updates in Illinois State Bar Association publications. He is a speaker on a multitude of labor issues for such organizations as the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education; Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology; Chicago Bar Association; American Arbitration Association and Illinois State Bar Association. He is a past chairperson of Labor and Employment Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar, and remains an active member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the ISBA. He was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Illinois State Bar Association in 1994 and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association from 1987-1988.

Stanley earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in 1968, with high honors. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1973, he was granted his Juris Doctor from the same institution. He is admitted to the Illinois State Bar, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the Northern District of Indiana. Stanley is married with three daughters, and is a devoted fan of the Fighting Illini.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1973
  • University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1968
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: Member of Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

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Published Works

Representative Cases

  • Gile v. United Airlines


  • Named to "Who's Who in America"
  • Selected and included in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America in the practice are of Labor Law – Union Side
  • Included in the top 1% of Americas Most Honored professionals by the American Registry
  • One of the “10 Best” in its Labor and Employment Law section, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2016
  • Named to "Who's Who in America Law"
  • Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Chicago Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law-Union in 2013 and 2020
  • Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Service Award, United Auto Workers, 2019
  • He has repeatedly been named as one of the 10 Best in Illinois in its Labor & Employment Law Section.”

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