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More than $500 Million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of hundreds of thousands of clients across the nation.

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When Jim Zouras and Ryan Stephan founded Stephan Zouras, they had a vision. They wanted to create a law firm that empowers individuals to band together to take on wealthy and powerful corporations who shirk the law and take advantage of employees and consumers.


The Stephan Zouras track record of success speaks for itself. With more than $500 million — and counting — in settlements and verdicts, we take pride in getting real results for real people. And because we work primarily on a contingency fee basis, our clients never pay us anything unless we recover money damages for them.

Throughout our history, we have represented hard working people from all walks of life who deserve the protections our laws provide.

At Stephan Zouras, here’s what to expect:


Not only are we passionate about what we do, we know what we are doing. Collectively, our firm has several decades of experience litigating in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including the United States Supreme Court.

We have established groundbreaking and precedent-setting court decisions and forced major corporations to change unlawful employment practices and make safer products.

Our lawyers and cases have been featured in multiple media outlets including Good Morning America, Fortune, ESPN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Fox News, Think Progress, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Billboard Magazine, TMZ, Reuters, and Bloomberg Law.


Because we love what we do, we don’t cut corners. We will review your claim (at no cost), provide prompt feedback and determine next steps. If we choose to pursue your case, we will drive your case to the best desirable outcome, all the while keeping you informed at every step of the way.

We don’t get paid unless we win. And if we can’t help, we will try to find you someone who can.


We are known throughout the legal community as among the most skilled and qualified practitioners in the field. But some of our proudest accolades come from our clients.

Read what some of our former clients have to say about us

Having won more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of hundreds of thousands of working class people across the nation, we help you understand your rights and aggressively pursue a monetary recovery on your behalf.

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