Bradley Manewith is a Partner in the firm. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Manewith has primarily represented employees in various employment law matters. Mr. Manewith has extensive experience litigating and negotiating wage and hour claims on behalf of individuals and classes of employees. Additionally, he regularly represents individuals with issues related to the Family and Medical Leave Act, employee non-compete agreements, whistleblowing, and workplace discrimination.
Mr. Manewith has been recognized by his peers and opponents as a highly knowledgeable and effective employment law litigator. He frequently appears in federal and state courts, and has successfully obtained trial judgments and settlements for his clients. Likewise, he has successfully represented clients at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the Illinois Department of Labor.
Mr. Manewith graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of Law, cum laude, where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team and received several honors for writing advocacy. Additionally, during law school Mr. Manewith interned for the Office of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, as well as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Prior to law school, Mr. Manewith attended the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.
Mr. Manewith is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. He currently serves as Secretary on the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Illinois chapter. He has assisted with voter protection efforts, and regularly speaks with young lawyers and law students about the practice of law. Mr. Manewith also volunteers for the Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago.
Education & Awards
- B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
- J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude
- Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Employment Litigation: 2013 – 2018
- Leading Lawyer 2019
- Super Lawyer 2019
Bar & Court Admissions
- United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois
- Illinois Supreme Court
Membership & Associations
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- National Employment Lawyers Association – Illinois Chapter
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago
- Cardenas, et al. v. John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., No. 10-cv-1354 (N.D. Ill.) ($2.6 million settlement for a class of hourly employees that were not paid for donning and doffing time and were not paid for all time worked due to the company’s rounding policy)
- Cuff v. Trans States Holdings, Inc., 768 F.3d 605 (7th Cir. 2014) (affirmed summary judgment in favor of plaintiff and the jury’s award of damages to plaintiff – finding that defendants were joint employers under the FMLA)
- Leon v. El-Milagro, Inc., No. 11-cv-04255 (N.D. Ill.) ($2.6 million settlement for a class of hourly employees that were not paid for donning and doffing time)
- Loudermilk v. Best Pallet, LLC, et al., 636 F.3d 312 (7th Cir. 2011) (reversing summary judgment in favor of defendant on plaintiff’s retaliation claim because plaintiff’s termination came on the heels of his protected activity)
- Singer, et al. v. Lockport Beef LLC, et al., No. 14-cv-0670 (N.D. Ill.) ($150,000 settlement for a class of fast food workers that were not paid their proper wages due to defendants’ rounding policy)
- Trevino v. Renaissance Roofing, Inc., No. 12-cv-00024 (N.D. Ill.) ($200,000 settlement for a class of roofers that were not paid for travel time)
- Ulit v. Advocate South Suburban Hospital, No. 08-cv-2698 (N.D. Ill.) (jury found that defendant violated the FMLA and awarded damages to plaintiff)