Christopher Wilmes is a Shareholder of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd, and joined the firm in 2009. Mr. Wilmes is a litigation attorney with a great deal of experience working on civil rights, employment discrimination, and wage and hour cases. He also is very knowledgeable about laws relating to pre-employment background checks, having spoken on this topic at conferences in a half-dozen cities around the country.
Mr. Wilmes has successfully argued cases in the Seventh Circuit and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, prevailed in a jury trial. Last year, the EEOC appointed Mr. Wilmes to act as a consent decree monitor in the matter of EEOC v. Source One Staffing, Inc. (N.D. III.).
Prior to joining HSPRD, Mr. Wilmes clerked for two federal judges, the Honorable Matthew Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois, and the Honorable Joel Flaum of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
After completing these two clerkships, Mr. Wilmes was awarded a prestigious Skadden Public Interest Fellowship and spent two years working for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, providing free civil legal services to underprivileged residents of Chicago.
- Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 2005)
- University of Notre Dame (B.A. 2000)
BAR ADMISSIONS : Illinois (2005)
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS :
- Member, Illinois State Bar Association
- Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
- Volunteer basketball coach at Christ the King School; volunteer baseball coach at Beverly Athletic Club.
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