People: Thomas E. Ahlering, Associate

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Thomas E. Ahlering

Associate

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5922
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Mr. Ahlering is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Ahlering's represents clients in a broad range of employment disputes, including defending employers throughout the United States in complex employment discrimination class actions, EEOC pattern or practice lawsuits, wage & hour class and collective actions, and single-plaintiff actions for wrongful termination and discrimination.
 
Mr. Ahlering has represented some of the world’s largest corporations in litigation with millions of dollars at stake.  Having practiced at both plaintiff and defense orientated firms, Tom is a well-rounded litigator with broad experience in a wide-range of practice areas and prides himself on his ability to see all sides of a case to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
 
Mr. Ahlering was recently recognized as a 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of class actions – an honor awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in the state.
 
Mr. Ahlering is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Ahlering's represents clients in a broad range of employment disputes, including defending employers throughout the United States in complex employment discrimination class actions, EEOC pattern or practice lawsuits, wage & hour class and collective actions, and single-plaintiff actions for wrongful termination and discrimination.
 
Mr. Ahlering has represented some of the world’s largest corporations in litigation with millions of dollars at stake.  Having practiced at both plaintiff and defense orientated firms, Tom is a well-rounded litigator with broad experience in a wide-range of practice areas and prides himself on his ability to see all sides of a case to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
 
Mr. Ahlering was recently recognized as a 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of class actions – an honor awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in the state.
 

Education

  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School (2008)
    Editor, The John Marshall Law Review
  • B.A., Marquette University (2005)

Admissions

  • Illinois (2008)

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee 

Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association