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James B. Zouras

James B. Zouras

Stephan Zouras LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Jim Zouras is a founder and principal of Stephan Zouras, LLP, a Chicago law firm concentrating in representing people in Illinois and throughout the United States in class and collective wage and hour litigation, consumer rights, mass torts, catastrophic personal injury and other complex litigation.  During his 19 years of practice, Jim has successfully prosecuted hundreds of class, collective and individual actions resulting in a total monetary recovery exceeding $50 million for over 100,000 individuals. 

A special concentration of Jim’s practice is the recovery of earned minimum and overtime wages, tips, and other compensation for employees under federal and state wage laws. Jim has tried over 12 major jury trials and appeared as lead counsel in at least 14 appeals in federal and state court.  In addition to his practice, Jim has written extensively and is a frequent invited speaker on class actions, with special emphasis on wage and hour matters.  Jim has been named an Illinois "Super Lawyer" in every consecutive year since 2009.

Jim is a 1995 graduate of DePaul University College of Law, where he served as Editor of the Law Review and graduated in the top 10% of his class.

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