Brian Roth is senior counsel in the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees. He focuses on business, employment, environmental/toxic tort, and product liability litigation. Brian appears in state and federal courts nationwide, and has successful trial experience in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.
Brian represents businesses and individuals in a broad range of complex commercial matters, including those involving breach of contract, business tort, trade secrets, and consumer fraud claims. He also has substantial experience in the area of non-compete and non-solicitation disputes.
In his related employment practice, Brian routinely handles individual and class employment discrimination, employee benefits, and wage and hour litigation on behalf of employers and management-level employees. He frequently provides forward-thinking counseling to clients on compliance and risk management strategies, including drafting employment contracts, handbooks, and policies, as well as conducting audits and investigations.
Additionally, Brian defends organizations in environmental/toxic tort and product liability cases alleging exposure to chemicals and other potentially hazardous substances. As part of this practice, he is a member of the national coordinating counsel team for the largest full line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, successfully defending the client in mass tort litigation nationwide.
Brian is also dedicated to providing free legal assistance to those who need it most. In his active pro bono practice, Brian works with various pro bono organizations, including regularly serving as court-appointed guardian ad litem for children involved in domestic disputes related to guardianship and parental rights. For this work, Brian has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Chicago Volunteer Legal Services for his commitment and service. Brian is also involved in other community organizations, including serving as a weekly tutor/mentor with Chicago Lights since 2012, as well as a mentor with iMentor.
Brian earned his J.D., cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School, where he was elected and served as Editor-in-Chief of The John Marshall Law Review. He was also a member of the Moot Court Honors Council and Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Council.
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity
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