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One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


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

  • Editor-in-Chief, Law Review
  • Order of John Marshall
  • Dean’s List (every semester)

B.A., The University of Iowa


Rising Stars® distinction in the field of Civil Litigation: Defense (2020-2023, Law & Politics)


Brian Roth is Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Chicago office. He focuses on business, employment, environmental, and product liability litigation. Brian has successfully represented clients in significant disputes in state and federal courts nationwide, including jury trials in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.

Brian represents businesses and individuals in a broad range of complex commercial matters, including those involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business tort, trade secrets, and fraud claims. He has substantial experience in the area of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

In his long-standing employment practice, Brian handles individual and class employment discrimination, employee benefits, and wage and hour litigation on behalf of employers and management-level individuals. He frequently provides forward-thinking counseling to clients on compliance and risk management strategies, including drafting employment contracts, handbooks, and policies, as well as conducting audits and investigations.

He also defends organizations in environmental and product liability cases alleging exposure to chemicals and other potentially hazardous substances. Through his years of handling a wide array of cases, he has developed a depth of knowledge of the medical and scientific issues often involved in such matters. Brian is a member of the Agrichemical Practice Group and has expertise in not only the product chemistry of FIFRA-registered products but also related commercial litigation involving companies in the agricultural space. He is currently involved in large-scale litigation relating to herbicides and pesticides that are used in agribusiness.

Brian also provides pro bono legal assistance to those who need it most. He works with various legal aid organizations, including having served as court-appointed guardian ad litem for dozens of children involved in domestic disputes. Brian has been the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from Chicago Volunteer Legal Services for his commitment and service. He is also involved in other community organizations, including serving as a weekly tutor/mentor with Chicago Lights since 2012.

Brian serves as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, instructing students on written and oral advocacy. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the same school, where he was elected and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He was also a member of the Moot Court Honors Council and Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Council.


  • Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • State Bar oF Illinois
  • Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity
  • Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers
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