Jim Zouras is a founder and principal of Stephan Zouras, LLP, a Chicago-based law firm concentrating in the prosecution of wage and hour class and collective actions throughout the United States. During the last five years alone, federal and state courts have appointed Jim as lead or co-lead counsel in dozens of certified class and collective actions in at least 12 states, a large significant percentage of which were litigated in New York federal district court.
Jim and his firm have recovered tens of millions of dollars in unpaid minimum and overtime wages for employees working in a wide range of fields including meat processing workers, manufacturing and production workers, loan officers, call center representatives, analysts, hospital workers, restaurant and bar workers, retail employees, and cable and satellite TV technicians.
Jim is a 1995 graduate of DePaul University College of Law, where he served as Editor of the Law Review, finished in the top 10% of his class and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. He has successfully handled over a dozen major jury trials along with a like number of federal and state appeals. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Chicago Magazine's Super Lawyer Section named Jim one of the top attorneys in Illinois, a distinction given to no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state.