Michael H. Slutsky

Michael H. Slutsky



B.A. summa cum laude, Tufts University, 1973

J.D., cum laude, University of Chicago Law School, 1976

Associate Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review


State of Illinois

U.S. Courts of Appeals for Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth and D.C. Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin


Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Member, Advisory Committee of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board

Member, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

Panelist at several conferences regarding the law of public employment in Illinois


Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles L. Levin, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court

Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Instructor at the University of Chicago Law School (1977-78)

Practiced law with the firm of Cotton, Watt, Jones & King (1978-94)  

Michael H. Slutsky

Michael H. Slutsky is a founding shareholder of Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, P.C. He has practiced law since 1978, concentrating in union-side labor law, individual employment law, and litigation.

In addition to his general labor law practice, Mike devotes a substantial part of his practice to the representation of unions representing public school teachers, other educational employees, and other public employees. Mike appears regularly before the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board and has handled appeals in the Illinois Appellate Courts from IELRB and other cases, injunction cases before the IELRB and injunction and other cases in Illinois and federal courts, and statutory dismissal proceedings concerning tenured teachers. He also represents unions and other clients in labor-related matters before agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board. Mike has represented unions in discharge, discipline and contract interpretation cases in arbitrations in the public and private sectors. Mike has also represented parties in discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and Illinois and federal courts. 

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