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Paul H. Burmeister

Chicago, IL

333 S Wabash Avenue
Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60604

(312) 995-7110
(312) 995-7102

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Paul H. Burmeister

Paul focuses his practice on representing business owners, companies, and educational institutions, primarily in the areas of labor and employment. Paul handles all aspects of employment litigation on behalf of employers and management, as well as general counseling on day-to-day employment matters. He also advises clients in union settings, including collective bargaining and arbitration, and maintaining positive employee relations. Paul spends a significant portion of his time defending clients in all manners of employment litigation, regularly appearing before the EEOC, IDHR, the National Labor Relations Board and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, as well as federal and state courts.

Paul has been admitted to practice and represented clients in several jurisdictions, including the State of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Central and Northern District Courts of Illinois (where he is a member of the Trial Bar).

Paul is a member of both the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Illinois State Bar Association. He also is conversant in German and has authored pieces for legal and industry publications, including the following:

  • “Independent Contractors” Chapter, Conducting the Employment Audit (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2015)
  • “Employee Committees” Chapter, Labor Law Handbook (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2014)
  • Rauner Draws Battle Lines With Executive Order” (Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 9, 2015)
  • EEOC’s Frontal Assault on Severance Agreements” (Corporate Counsel, April 30, 2014)
  • Northwestern University Football Team Takes Its Case to Form a Union to NLRB” (Chicago Business Journal, February 12, 2014)
  • Don’t Get Blitzed by the NLRB” Video CLE Presentation (, December 2014)


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A., 1991)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.A., Labor Relations, 1997)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2001)


Practice Areas


401 Main St., Suite 1600
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: (309) 673-1681
Fax: (309) 673-1690


333. S. Wabash Avenute, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: (312) 995-7110
Fax: (312) 995-7102

Washington, DC

1016 7th Street, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 293-5690
Fax: (202) 543-0770