Years in Practice

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Stephen A. Yokich


Stephen A. Yokich graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 and cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981. He clerked for the Honorable George Edwards, the Chief Judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1981 to 1982. Steve served as the General Counsel for Labor for the Education and Labor Committee of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 1994. He worked as an Associate General Counsel for the International Union, UAW in the UAW’s Washington D.C. office from 1995 to 1998 and held a half-time position with the UAW from 2001-2016. He was a partner at the union-side labor law firm of Cornfield and Feldman before joining the firm in 2015.

Steve represents private and public sector labor unions in cases before state and federal labor relations boards and in state and federal trial and appellate courts. This representation encompasses the enforcement of union contracts and the defense of cases involving allegations of discrimination, breach of the duty of fair representation and state law torts. He represents unions in cases with the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration and with State occupational safety and health agencies. He also represents individuals and classes of individuals in suits under the civil rights acts, in suits involving the wage and hour laws and in suits involving retiree health and pension benefits.

Practice Areas

Public Employee Labor Law
NLRB proceedings
State Trial and Appellate Practice
Enforcement of Collective Bargaining Agreements


U.S. District Courts:
Northern District of Illinois
Central District of Illinois
Southern District of Illinois
Northern District of Indiana

United States Courts of Appeals:
3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th and D.C.

United States Supreme Court

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