For nearly 20 years, Ronald Kowalczyk has offered legal guidance and representation to businesses, executives, professionals, and employees. Drawing on his experience as a college professor, he takes the time with his clients to explain complicated legal issues in an easy to understand manner.

Ron handles a wide array of employment matters not limited to hiring and terminating employees, executive contracts and compensation, employment handbooks, employment and severance agreements, covenants not-to-compete, overtime compensation, and discrimination/harassment claims. His extensive experience in this area has gained him a high level of trust with his clients, including employees of Fortune 500 companies.​

Ron is also an experienced intellectual property litigator handling federal court copyright, trademark, and patent infringement cases. As an entrepreneur himself, Ron understands the importance of protecting valuable ideas. Ron enjoys giving back to the legal profession and for years has volunteered as a mentor to law students and as a coach to undergraduate mock trial students.

SERVICES:

  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, General and Trial Bars

EDUCATION:

  • Harvard University
    A.L.M – Finance – Extension Degree Candidate
  • DePaul University College of Law
    J.D. | 2000
  • American University School of Public Affairs
    M.S. – Justice, Law & Society | 1997
  • Stetson University
    B.A. | 1994
    Majors: Psychology & Sociology

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS + MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Illinois State Bar Association | Member

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES:

  • DePaul University President’s Club | Advisory Council Member
  • DePaul University College of Law Corporate Connectors | Alumni Volunteer
  • DePaul University College of Law Mock Interview Program | Alumni Volunteer
  • DePaul University College of Law Attorney Mentor Program | Mentor
  • DePaul University College of Law National Cultural Heritage Moot Court Competition | Brief Grader and Appellate Judge
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving | Illinois Advisory Committee Board Member
  • “The Sweetest Land, A Documentary Film” | Film Producer

PODCASTS + WEBINARS:

  • “COVID-19 Vaccinations: What Employers Need to Consider” Webinar
    Guest Speaker | 2020
  • “Employment Law Updates to Protect You During the Pandemic and Beyond” Webinar
    Featured Speaker | 2020
  • “Paycheck Protection Program Update” Webinar
    Guest Speaker | 2020
  • “2020 Employment Law Updates: What Every Employer Needs to Know About FSLA, Sexual Harassment and the Legalization of Marijuana”
    The Horton Group, Webinar
    Guest Speaker | 2020