Dennis R. Favaro

Dennis R. Favaro is a principal and managing partner of Favaro & Gorman, Ltd.

Dennis has practiced law for over thirty-five years and has served thousands of clients - all with one focus: using the law as a powerful tool to make a positive difference for his clients.

As studies have proven the significant connection between workplace and identity, Dennis has watched his work in employment law do two important things: correct his clients’ injustices and restore their livelihoods.

Employment law services can cover a wide range of cases. Always providing a client with the best possible care, Dennis has proven that his skills as a trial lawyer, litigator and mediator are equally important. He describes himself as an “aggressive advocate” for his clients, demonstrating deep compassion for their needs and unmatched zeal as he promotes their interests.

His nearly four decades of legal experience has allowed him to work with people from all walks of life and has given him a broad and unique perspective. Dennis believes in the importance of an intellectual yet heartfelt approach.

Dennis teaches employment law and dispute resolution courses as an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College and as a faculty member of William Rainey Harper College.

In addition to his practice, Dennis has founded employment law committees for two Bar associations, is a certified mediator, a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College and holds leadership positions in various charitable organizations and at his church.

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Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • State of Illinois


  • Master of Laws - University of Aberdeen School of Law
  • Juris Doctor - Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Master of Arts - Wheaton College
  • Bachelor of Arts - Illinois Wesleyan University

Bar Association Involvement

Northwest Suburban Bar Association

  • Past President 
  • Past Executive President
  • Past First Vice President
  • Past Treasurer
  • Past Chair of Employment Law Committee
  • Past Chair of Budget Committee

McHenry County Bar Association

  • Past Chair of Employment Law Committee

Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation

  • Past President
  • Past Secretary

National Employment Lawyers Association 

Illinois State Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys (Illinois)
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Super Lawyer (Illinois) in Employment Law
  • Leading Illinois Attorney in Employment Law
  • Leading American Attorney in Employment Law

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