Aaron Maduff

Aaron Maduff

A Nationally Recognized Employment Lawyer Licensed in More than 20 Jurisdictions

Maduff & Maduff, LLC
Michigan Plaza at Illinois Center
205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60601


About Me:

With some 15 years of experience Aaron Maduff has become recognized as a leader in the field of employment law. He has been influential in changing the law not only as an attorney, but in drafting and lobbying on employment legislation, preparing amicus (friend of the court briefs in other people's cases) and handling new and unusual arguments.

Aaron holds the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating: AV (Very High to Preeminent, "AV Peer Review Rating—shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.")

Aaron was first identified as a Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine in 2007. As of January 1, 2008 he was Board Certified as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the State of Ohio. (Since only Ohio, Texas, and Florida recognize specialties, Aaron may be the only attorney in Illinois with such a certification.)

He has extensive trial and appellate experience in both employment cases (Overtime, FMLA, Discrimination) and police misconduct cases, as well as having worked on cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and the Supreme Court of Illinois. Aaron was lead counsel in case no. 00 C 3901 in which he received a $346,000 jury verdict for race discrimination and retaliation, and successfully defended attempts by the Defendant to have that verdict reversed by the 7th circuit Court of Appeals, and by the United States Supreme Court. These along with others of his successes can be seen on our success pages.

In 1989 Aaron was recognized as a Congressional Young leader and in 1990, he was elected as delegate to the Illinois State Democratic Convention. Aaron has testified before both the Illinois Senate and House on Employment Discrimination laws and has extensive legislative experience including drafting portions of the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003. Please see our Legislative Efforts page for further information on these activities.

Aaron is also active in the legal community, having served as:

Chicago Bar Association—Labor and Employment Law Committee, Chair

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)—National Executive Board (elected 2006)

National Membership Committee, Co-Chair

National Legislative and Public Policy Committee, Member

Americans with Disabilities Act Task Force, Member

NELA/Illinois (the Illinois Affiliate) Vice-President; and Legislative Liaison.
Amicus (friend of the court) Committee, Chair
Legislative Committee, Chair

Michael Lefkow Memorial Fund, Board Member

In addition to his legislative and organizational activities, Aaron periodically serves in an educational capacity. He has made several presentations to students and attorneys alike on topics relevant to discrimination and litigation some of which are listed below and available in PDF format. In addition, Aaron has often served as a judge for moot court competitions (appellate cases for law students) for both the American Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

Aaron B. Maduff is admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions:

Supreme Court of the United States
States—Illinois, Ohio, Colorado, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia
Federal Appellate Courts—1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and the Federal Circuits
Federal Trial Courts:
Illinois—Northern and Central Districts
Indiana—Northern District
Wisconsin—Eastern District
Ohio—Northern and Southern Districts
Michigan—Western District
Pennsylvania—Western District
He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and its Illinois and Ohio Affiliates (NELA/Illinois and Ohio Employment Lawyers Association respectively), the American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly ATLA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the Colorado State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association (CBA).