Matthew Schiff

Matthew B. SchiffPartner

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Matthew B. Schiff  leads the firm's Labor & Employment group. Matt represents management and executives in disputes claiming discrimination retaliation, harassment, and employment torts.  He counsels clients in all aspects of employment and labor relations.

Matt is an experienced litigator who has tried or arbitrated a wide range of cases and argued numerous appeals.  He counsels and litigates on wage and hour disputes, trade secrets, confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. 

Matt assists his clients in developing employee handbooks, policies, employment contracts and separation agreements.  He negotiates collective bargaining agreements and helps his unionized clients with contract administration. 


American Bar Association
      Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
          TIPS Fellow
          Past elected member of TIPS governing counsel

      Labor and Employment Section

      Litigation Section

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association



Selected by peers as a Leading Lawyer in: Employment Law: Management (2017)

Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers (2005, 2007-2012, 2015-2016)

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated; 5.0/5.0 Overall Client Rating –

Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation (limited to 1/3 of 1% of Illinois Lawyers)

Fellow,  American Bar Association College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers


AVVO 10/10 Rating




Speaking Engagements

Civic & Professional

Served as Special Assistant Attorney General representing Illinois Industrial Commission

Matthew B. Schiff's recent or notable engagements and experience includes:

Representing public sector, private sector, union and non-union employers in all Federal, State and local courts and agencies including EEOC, DOL, Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Cook County Commission on Human Relations and the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission