Butler Rubin Scores Another Pro Bono Victory

CHICAGO, January 8, 2019 – Butler Rubin partner James Morsch successfully represented Lavon Pettis, a free-lance writer and fund-raiser, in two cases against her former employer, Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council and its founder Harold Lucas: a breach of contract action in the Circuit Court of Cook County and a sex discrimination action at the Illinois Human Rights Commission. The Circuit Court awarded Pettis damages, and the Human Rights Commission entered an order requiring payment of her back pay and barring Black Metropolis from doing business with the State of Illinois and referring Lucas to the IDHR’s Human Rights Training Institute.  The firm is grateful for the work on the case by former associate, Giselle Safazadeh, and for the referral of the case to the firm by Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

The Butler Rubin attorneys volunteered their time on a pro bono basis. The firm prides itself on using its litigation and counseling expertise to meet unmet legal needs both inside and outside of the Chicago community.

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Companies need attorneys who understand their business and who understand that litigation is a necessary tool to enforce and defend business rights. Our Chicago-based litigation boutique resolves complex disputes for national and international clients operating in a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and reinsurance.  Founded in 1980, Butler Rubin litigates and arbitrates in jurisdictions nationwide, representing businesses in class actions and disputes involving commercial contracts, employment, antitrust, product liability, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and corporate officers’ and directors’ liability. As part of its mission to be a good corporate citizen, Butler Rubin dedicates significant time and resources to enriching the local community through pro bono and community service efforts.