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IMG_9625-199x300David J. Fish

David cares greatly about the people and companies that he represents in employment law and business disputes. That is why some of his clients have said things like this about him:

“will fight till the end for the client he believes in and he surely did this for me and my company”

“always available to me, as if I was the only case he was handling” and

“reputation in the community for his thorough preparation and aggressive pursuit of his client’s interests.”

His clients are people and companies to whom he is committed to helping. David has represented a broad array of clients ranging from large publicly traded companies to small businesses and individuals and they are all important to him and his firm. David is also active in his community by, for example, serving on an advisory board for a local food pantry, supporting many charities, and providing pro bono service.

David is also well-respected in the legal community. After a finding in his client’s favor before the Illinois Human Rights Commission, one administrative law judge noted after reviewing his submitted qualifications that Mr. Fish “is particularly recognized and respected in the field, as a litigator, author, and seminar speaker.”    He has received a  “preeminent” ranking from Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Fish graduated #2 in his law school class from NIU College of Law after graduating from ISU. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Fish was employed by larger law firms. (Including, Jenner & Block in Chicago as a summer associate and Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins/Collins Law).  He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association which is a group of employment lawyers.

David has, on several occasions, lectured at educational seminars for lawyers and other professionals. He has moderated a continuing legal education panel of federal magistrates and judges on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, he has presented before the Illinois State Bar Association on electronic discovery rules, and he testified before the United States Judicial Conference in Dallas, Texas regarding electronic discovery issues.

David is married, has three children, a dog “Kelev” (who was given to his family as a gift from a client) and lives in Naperville.

His publications include:  “Enforcing Non-Compete Clauses in Illinois after Reliable Fire”, Illinois Bar Journal; “Top 10 wage violations in Illinois”, ISBA Labor and Employment Newsletter (August, 2017); “Physician Non-Complete Agreements in Illinois: Diagnosis—Critical Condition; Prognosis- Uncertain” DuPage County Bar Journal (October 2002); “Are your clients’ arbitration clauses enforceable?” Illinois State Bar Association, ADR Newsletter (October 2012); “The Legal Rock and the Economic Hard Place: Remedies of Associate Attorneys Wrongfully Terminated for Refusing to Violate Ethical Rules”,  of W. Los Angeles Law Rev. (1999); “Zero-Tolerance Discipline in Illinois Public SchoolsIllinois Bar Journal (May 2001); “Ten Questions to Ask Before Taking a Legal-Malpractice CaseIllinois Bar Journal (July 2002); The Use Of The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct to Establish The Standard of Care In Attorney Malpractice Litigation: An Illogical Practice”, Southern Illinois Univ. Law Journal (1998); “An Analysis of Firefighter Drug Testing under the Fourth Amendment”, International Jour. Of Drug Testing (2000); “Local Government Web sites and the First AmendmentGovernment Law, (November 2001, Vol. 38).


FLFHS160826-11Employment Attorney Kimberly Hilton

Kim has worked in the legal field for over ten years as an attorney, legal assistant, a paralegal, and a law clerk. Kim has experience litigating civil rights and employment discrimination issues and in other civil and criminal matters. She has litigated in the state and federal courts and before agencies such as the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

Prior to becoming an employment lawyer, Kim graduated cum laude in the top 10% of her law school class in 2010 from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois and received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 2003. During law school, Kim worked as a judicial extern for the Illinois Appellate Court, First District in Chicago, wrote and edited articles for The John Marshall Law Review and participated in John Marshall’s Moot Court program.

Kim has worked at several employment law firms. She is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association – Illinois; Illinois State Bar Association; Will County Bar Association (Joliet, Illinois). She is admitted to the Illinois State Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


FLFHS160826-2Litigation and Employment Lawyer John C. Kunze

Employment lawyer John C. Kunze graduated from The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He went on to graduate Cum Laude from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. While at John Marshall John was a member of Law Review, co-founded The Video Game Law Society, and was the founding editor of the Society’s Newsletter. John was born and raised in the West Elsdon neighborhood on the south-west side of Chicago where he attended St. Rita High School. He currently resides in the south-west suburbs.






FLFHS160826-7Nicole Sanders–Employment Law Paralegal

Nicole is an experienced legal assistant/paralegal with over 28 years’ experience in the legal field. Nicole has helped attorneys and clients in many different areas of the law including: employment law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, real estate, divorce, and estate planning.  She currently serves to support our employment attorneys and litigators.

In her free time, Nicole is busy raising her two daughters, and is active with her church, her local Parent Teacher Organization and several Auxiliary groups.




Dana Karol

Dana received her Masters Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University. She was born and raised in the Northwest Chicago suburbs and has lived in Illinois her entire life.

Prior to working at our firm, Dana was employed at School District 204 in Naperville, Illinois.


kelevKelev the Pup

Kelev focuses his practice in doing tricks, eating, and sleeping.  He was provided to us as a gift from a long-time client. He is available to help our employment clients who are upset.

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