Title: Managing Partner
Company: Abrahamson Vorachek & Rdzanek
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Vicki Lafer Abrahamson, Managing Partner, at Abrahamson, Vorachek & Rdzanek, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyer for dedication, achievements, and leadership in employment law.
A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Vicki Lafer Abrahamson earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1976 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1979. She was initially drawn to the field of law because there were so few female attorneys in the field. She began her career at the law firm of Fox & Grove where she represented employers in labor and employment matters. In 1985, Ms. Abrahamson founded her firm, which today is known as Abrahamson, Vorachek & Rdzanek, representing primarily employees in employment matters. She is also an arbitrator, serving on the panel of the American Arbitration Association.
Ms. Abrahamson made a name for herself as one of the premier plaintiff’s employment attorneys through not only her diligence and hard work for her clients, but also the work she did for boards and committees she served on for various legal organizations. Early on, she was asked to be the sole plaintiff’s employment attorney on the prestigious Council of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association, where she served for eight years. She served as the committee chair for a number of subcommittees of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section, including Employee Rights and Responsibilities and International Labor and Employment Law. She co-founded the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, served as its President, and has served on the Board of Governors, as a founding member, for many years. A respected voice in the field, she was asked to join the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board and has been featured in several journals and magazines including Illinois Super Lawyers (2007), Leading Lawyers Network Magazine (2008), and Chicago Magazine (2002).
Ms. Abrahamson has received recognition for her excellent work by a number of entities and legal publications. Her name is frequently on the “Top Ten” lists for Illinois attorneys, for plaintiff’s employment attorneys and for women attorneys. She has been named by Leading Lawyers of Illinois as one of the “Top Ten Women Lawyers” for several consecutive years, “Top Ten Women Consumer Lawyers” (2007-19), “Top Ten Women Litigators” (2008, 2010, 2012), and “Top Ten Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers” (2011-19). Super Lawyers named Ms. Abrahamson as one of the “Top Ten Attorneys” in Illinois in 2007-10. Best Lawyers recognized Ms. Abrahamson as the Lawyer of the Year in her field (Plaintiff’s Employment) in 2012 and again in 2017. The firm was named as one of the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and World Reports in 2014. These are just a few of the many awards that Ms. Abrahamson and her firm have received.
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