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Walter J. Liszka

Walter J. Liszka

Managing Shareholder of Chicago office
Senior Shareholder since 1989
Chicago, Illinois

WALTER J. LISZKA is specially versed in the area of human relations, complemented by his knowledge of labor matters, labor unions, federal and state wage and hour laws, fair employment practices, employee retirement income security statutes, sexual harassment, employment-at-will and wrongful discharge matters.

Mr. Liszka is a former chief labor counsel for the Walgreen Company. Mr. Liszka has extensive experience in all facets of the "labor arena." His firsthand experience within the corporate world makes him particularly adept at working with all levels of an organization.

Recently, he was named one of "Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in America," placing him among the top one-percent of labor attorneys in the U.S.

Areas of Practice

  • Human Relations
  • Labor Matters
  • Labor Unions
  • Federal and State Wage and Hour Laws
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Statutes
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment-at-Will
  • Wrongful Discharge Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1970
    • Honors: Recipient, Dean's Scholarship Award
    • Honors: Member, National Jesuit Honorary Society
  • Northwestern University
    • Honors: Two-Time Choice, Big Ten Football All-Academic Honors as a Defensive Back


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  • Five Reasons Why Class Action Plaintiff Lawyers Love Wage and Hour Lawsuits
  • Improving Union Contracts for the Future, Helping Employers in a Tough Economy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Bar Association, Labor Law Section, Member
  • Illinois Bar Association, Labor Law Section, Chairperson, 1983 - 1984
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Chamber HR Illinois Advisory Board, Member