Eugene K. Hollander


Eugene K. HollanderEugene K. Hollander received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1983, and graduated from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law in 1986. After receiving his law degree, Mr. Hollander became a prosecutor with the Cook County State ‘s Attorney’s Office, where he successfully prosecuted numerous individuals on the trial and appellate levels. Before opening his own office, Mr. Hollander associated himself with several aggressive litigation firms where he represented a Fortune 500 corporation in the defense of its labor claims, and successfully defended a class action contract claim at trial. To date, Mr. Hollander has tried approximately 100 cases in state and federal court. He has been quoted in various periodicals for his opinion on a variety of employment issues. In addition to employment matters, Mr. Hollander handles complex and catastrophic personal injury and professional malpractice claims. Mr. Hollander is the author of Employment Evidence, 2003, James Publishing Company.

Mr. Hollander was recently selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer based on a statewide survey of practicing attorneys.

Welcomeness as a Defense in Sexual Harassment Cases
(Illinois Bar Journal)
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (Illinois Bar Journal)

Areas of Practice:

Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
Age Discrimination
Americans with Disabilities Act — Employee
Americans with Disabilities Act — Employer
Animal Bites — Plaintiff
Assault & Battery — Plaintiff
Aviation Accidents — Plaintiff
Civil Rights
Defamation & Privacy — Plaintiff
Disability & Illness Discrimination
Employee Rights — Employee
Employee Rights — Employer
Employment Contracts — Employee
Employment Contracts — Employer
Employment Discrimination — Employee
Employment Discrimination — Employer
Employment Law — Employee
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — Employee
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — Employer
Legal Malpractice
National Origin Discrimination
Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Premises Liability — Plaintiff
Professional Malpractice Law
Property Damage — Plaintiff
Race Discrimination
Railroad Accidents — Plaintiff
Religious Discrimination
Sex Discrimination
Sexual Harassment — Employee
Sexual Harassment — Employer
Slip & Fall — Plaintiff
Wage & Hours Law — Employer
Wrongful Death — Plaintiff
Wrongful Termination — Employee
Wrongful Termination — Employer

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1986
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1986
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2002
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991
U.S. Supreme Court, 1999


Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1986

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Major: Finance/Economics

Published Works:

Employment Evidence, James Publishing, 2003

The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make., Contributing Author, Seak Publications, Inc, 2005

Intentional Infliction Of Emotional Distress – A New Weapon for Employment Lawyers, Illinois Bar Journal, March, 2007

Representative Cases:

Luis Ibarra, Sr. v. Pactiv Corporation
Holomshek v. Archdiocese of Chicago
Sabynicz v. Xertrex International
Swiech v. Gottlieb Hospital
David Stamm Jr. v. Jeffrey Prochnow and Western National Insurance Company
Douglas v. Gamawa and Yellow Cab Management
Catalano v. Community Theatre Guild

Representative Clients:

Scott Labor, LLC, temporary staffing agency


Ron Schoeneman, A. Schoeneman & Company, 773-539-7446
Dennis Jourdan, Dennis Jourdan Photography, 847-564-2570

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Writing the Employee Handbook in Illinois

Employment Discrimination Update in Illinois

Evidence In Trial Practice In Illinois, National Business Institute

Keys to Effective Expert Witness Examination in Illinois, 2003

Litigating Your First Civil Trial In Illinois, 2004

Gene Hollander Spoke on Behalf of the Wisconsin State Bar Association on Litigating a Snowmobile Case, July 22, 2004

Honors and Awards:

Recognized as Distinguished Alumni by the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Chicago Bar Association

National Employment Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Illinois State Bar Association

Northwest Suburban Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions:

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor

Marks, Marks & Kaplan, Ltd., Senior Litigation Associate

Birth Information: