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Anthony S. Graefe


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Anthony S. Graefe

ISLN: 906947119
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.0

Practice areas


  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh, Fourth and D.C. Circuits
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1984


  • Northwestern University, J.D., 1981

Associations & memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Representative experience

  • Extensive experience in the construction industry concerning picketing, secondary boycotts and injunction cases. Routinely practices before the National Labor Relations Board on matters such as illegal picketing, secondary boycotts, representation cases and defense of unfair labor practices charges.
  • Extensive experience before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local agencies concerning charges of discrimination.
  • Frequently represents employers in labor arbitrations.
  • Comprehensive expertise in negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
  • Lead counsel in jury trials in federal and state courts.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in handling matters before federal and state labor departments, including wage and hour and prevailing wage claims.
  • Regularly advises clients concerning union organizing campaigns, personnel, employment, wage and hour issues, and policies and procedures.
  • Extensive experience in defending employers in suits by Union Trust Funds.

Biographical details

Frequent presenter at seminars on labor and employment law issues

Graefe & Hansen, Ltd. serves clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois.


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