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B.A. summa cum laude, Tufts University 1973

J.D., cum laude, University of Chicago Law School 1976

Admitted to Practice: State of Illinois; U.S. Courts of Appeals for Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth and D.C. Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin                    

Michael H. Slutsky is a founding shareholder of Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, P.C. He has practiced law since 1978, concentrating in union-side labor law, individual employment law, and litigation. Mr. Slutsky was awarded a J.D. degree, cum laude, in 1976 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as an Associate Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Slutsky served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles L. Levin, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, and then was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Instructor at the University of Chicago Law School. From 1978 through 1994, Mr. Slutsky practiced law with the firm of Cotton, Watt, Jones & King.                                               

In addition to his general labor law practice, Mr. Slutsky devotes a substantial part of his practice to the representation of unions representing public school teachers, other educational employees, and other public employees. Mr. Slutsky appears regularly before the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board and has handled appeals in the Illinois Appellate Courts from IELRB and other cases, injunction cases before the IELRB and injunction and other cases in Illinois and federal courts. He also represents unions and other clients in labor-related matters before agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board and the Illinois Labor Relations Board. Mr. Slutsky has represented unions in discharge, discipline and contract interpretation cases in arbitrations in the public and private sectors. Mr. Slutsky has also represented parties in discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and Illinois and federal courts. Mr. Slutsky was one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs in a precedent-setting case before the Illinois Appellate Court in a challenge to a standardized licensing examination, establishing new principles of state action and proof of intentional discrimination.

Mr. Slutsky is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, and of the Advisory Committee of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. He has been a panelist at several conferences regarding the law of public employment in Illinois.






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