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J.D., cum laude, The John Marshall Law School

  • Editor-in-Chief, The John Marshall Law Review
  • Order of John Marshall
  • Dean’s List (every semester)

B.A., The University of Iowa

Brian Roth is a partner in the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees. He focuses on business, employment, environmental/toxic tort, and product liability litigation. Brian has handled cases in state and federal courts nationwide, including 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, breach of fiduciary duty, business tort, trade secrets, and fraud claims. He also has substantial experience in the area of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

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 individuals. 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 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 has also dedicated himself to providing pro bono legal assistance to those who need it most. 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 the recipient of 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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