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Stephan Zouras, LLP has filed several federal class action lawsuits on behalf of Illinois, Arizona, and California auto insurance policyholders who have been charged excessive premiums as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. While many companies, industries, and individuals have suffered as ... →
Biometrics such as fingerprints, retina scans, voice recognition and facial imaging are biologically unique to each individual; therefore, once compromised, an individual has no recourse and is at a heightened risk for identity theft. This exposes employees and consumers to serious and irreversible... →
Stephan Zouras, LLP represents skilled care Clinicians, such as Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Therapists, nationwide who have worked more than 40 hours in a workweek but did not receive overtime pay because they have been misclassified as “exempt” under f... →
Stephan Zouras, LLP is investigating claims, on behalf of farmers, gardeners and landscapers, that the popular weed killer, Paraquat is linked to Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat is one of the world’s oldest and most popular herbicides (plant killers) that has been used commercially in the United States since the early 1960’s. In the 1970s and 1980s, paraquat was sprayed over marijuana fields in Mexi...
Stephan Zouras, LLP represents hourly Paratransit Drivers who are currently or formerly employed by First Transit, Inc. in a collective class action lawsuit. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to pay their employees hourly wages and overtime premium wages when applicable. Plaintiffs assert that First Transit failed to pay employees for work done during “O Time,” or off-th...
We represent Mortgage Loan Representatives “MLRs” who worked for Rabobank under a common unlawful compensation scheme. Pursuant to this scheme, Rabobank would deduct hourly compensation paid during the first bi-monthly pay period from commission paid during the second bi-monthly pay period. Plaintiffs also allege that Rabobank failed to pay overtime premiums at the correct premium rate in violat...
We represent shareholders in derivative actions to vindicate corporate fraud and other misconduct which violates federal and state securities laws. Corporations, and their officers, directors and board members, often violate these laws in a number of ways, by doing everything from withholding material information to actively providing inaccurate information to the public about the company’s perfo...
On December 13, 2018, Stephan Zouras, LLP filed a class and collective class action lawsuit under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL) against The Parc at Joliet, LLC. We represent current and former hands-on patient care employees of The Parc at Joliet who we contend we deprived of earned overtime wages. We allege that The Parc at Joliet, in direct violation ...
Stephan Zouras, LLP represents students from various colleges and universities seeking refunds or reimbursements for unused services unavailable due to COVID -19. Since the pandemic started in March 2020, many schools, including Illinois State University and The University of Minnesota continue to charge mandatory fees for services that are no longer provided. Examples charged include but ar...
Thousands of women are suffering serious complications from surgically implanted transvaginal meshes, also known as pelvic slings. In our most recent trial, a jury awarded $3.27 Million to our client after finding Ethicon, a division of Johnson and Johnson, liable for defective design, failure to warn and negligence. The verdict is one of the highest compensatory damages awarded on record agains...
On September 9, 2016, Stephan Zouras, LLP filed a class and collective action on behalf of wireline workers who Verizon misclassified as “independent contractors” to avoid paying overtime. Verizon recruited these workers after its wireline workforce in 10 states on the East coast, from Virginia to Massachusetts, went on strike from April 13, 2016 to June 1, 2016. Despite regularly working 65 hou...
The law firm, Stephan Zouras, handled a matter for me that was very problematic - I cannot be too specific because of the nondisclosure agreement, but suffice it to say that they came through for me FAR beyond my expectations - TWICE, in TWO separate cases. I will DEFINITELY use them in the future if I ever have any similar cases against unfair employers. Anyone that thinks attorneys are not accessible needs to hire this firm. Every staff member (Kerry, Ryan, many others) was polite, and professional, understanding, kind, and sympathetic. Thanks again, to all of you on my settlement!- Don D.
Jim Zouras is a dedicated and caring professional who fights for the rights of ordinary people. Throughout what could have been a difficult process, I always felt Jim “had my back” and was looking out for my best interests.- Stephanie L.
I worked with Andy Ficzko, an associate of Stephan Zouras. I cannot thank the team, especially Andy, enough for helping me to settle a dispute that I had for a few years. I didn't know where to go and am so thankful that I was directed to use this group. Andy worked hard and was persistent in getting a settlement for me. He always kept me in the loop, did what was in my best interest and never gave up. After years in this dispute, it only took a few short months for Andy to help me walk away with a win. He worked hard to help me and I am so appreciative to him! This is the best group around! Thank you and here's to continued success!!- Jennifer S.
Ryan represented me and my co-workers as part of a large class-action lawsuit against our former employer for multiple violations of labor law. I did not choose him myself, but am so glad somebody found him because he is one of the best attorneys I've ever met. He is dedicated and driven by a sense of moral justice which is increasingly uncommon in any industry today. When working with me, he was incredibly professional combining a sense of empowerment and ferocity in his approach. He is sensitive to his clients' needs and is able to craft a deadly offense while maintaining only the position that his client(s) desire. He ensures that his clients get a stellar advocate in court who will serve as their voice. He won our case resulting in recompense for hard-working people who were unfairly denied pay for work they performed for their company across the course of several years. If you are looking for an OUTSTANDING attorney, Ryan Stephan is your guy.- Erica
I couldn't have been happier with Ryan Stephan. I handle securities administrative work and it's difficult to find someone to help when I need advice and legal assistance. Ryan is not only knowledgeable but communicative and responsive. I'm grateful to have him in my corner and highly recommend him and his firm.- Mary
Stephan Zouras law firm is one of the best. My personal experience with Teresa and the firm was phenomenal. Teresa always kept me informed and genuinely showed she cared. I would recommend this firm and Teresa to anyone looking for honest people that will fight for you and go the extra mile.- LaChelle
I worked with Jim Zouras and it was a pleasure. He told us what to expect and what NOT to expect, and that is exactly how things happened. He talked to me like I had a brain but was not a lawyer and I appreciated that. Hope I never need him again but would hire him again in a second.- April W.
I was always kept in the loop with my suit, and their persistence has paid off in the long run. I would recommend this firm to anyone looking to do a class action lawsuit. Ryan and the staff at Stephan Zouras are the best!- Liz F.
I was a part of a class action suit which Teresa Becvar handled. Numerous times I had questions and Teresa always returned my phone calls or emails quickly. She was courteous and knowledgeable and encouraging. I am feeling so blessed with the outcome of our lawsuit and I appreciate everything STEPHAN ZOURAS LLP, ATTORNEYS AT LAW DID FOR ME.- Erika
If you need a hard-working, detailed, compassionate and cooperative class action attorney, this is your guy [Andy Ficzko]! He keeps in constant contact so you are always in the loop. No question goes unanswered and he makes you feel valued. Unlike some lawyers, he is not pretentious, but very professional and thorough. He handled my case seamlessly and it only required one visit to his office. From beginning to end, my case was completed in about 11 months. I am very happy with the outcome of my case!- Cheryl
Ryan worked me while I was part of class action against a former employer who was in violation of various labor laws. He was very pleasant to work with. My overall experience with the firm was very positive and I highly recommend him and his team.- Hassan
Jim Zouras and the legal team at Stephan Zouras did a thorough and outstanding job recovering overtime wages against a former employer. The case was handled as a class action, and Jim and his staff were complete professionals in promptly responding to calls, emails, answering questions, and keeping all of us informed throughout the process. They are dedicated to their work and exceeded our expectations. I would gladly recommend their services to anyone having issues with their employer.- Kristin
A great firm to deal with - very personable. Kept up to date on the case and always gave me options. Ryan, his staff and the receptionist were all very nice and helpful at all times. Very satisfied with the results of the case. If you ever need an attorney he will be there for you and walk you through it.- Brent
I worked with Jim Zouras as well as Teresa Becvar in a class action and won with a settlement that benefited a large group of fellow former employees. Communication was always very good and they were always helpful in answering any questions as well as preparing me for what was coming and what to expect.- Ryan
This review is long overdue but my sentiments are still as overwhelmingly positive and strong for the firm-especially Ryan, Haley and Emily many months later. From day one Ryan made me feel like my case was his most important case, that I was not who was wrong, and that more than anything they were on my side. Their firm and the way they listen and make you feel is why I imagine one would go into practicing law. During my deposition the court reporter even commented how nice Ryan was- there is no need to be a jerk to get what you want. I'm not saying I would do this again but if Ryan and Haley were on my team I would not hesitate. In the end it was not like TV but Ryan is a true Hollywood hero in my world! And Haley a virtual rising star. I am forever grateful for them and helping me close an ugly chapter in my life.- Roxann P.
Let me say I've sought out the assistance of this firm on three different occasions and I was never let down. This last time around it was a bit more involved with frequent visits and conference calls. When I tell you that they are great people to work with you can bet on it. Andy, Ryan and Anna were always on top of the matter along with updates all the time. They are awesome at what they do and I would STRONGLY RECOMMEND this firm to address your needs. Thanks again team for believing in me and seeing me through it all.- Jeff
Teresa is a patient and very efficient lawyer. She has excellent communication, is detail oriented, calm and supportive. She helped me with a legal matter and was outstanding. I would recommend her to anyone in her area of specialty.- Unpaid Wages Client