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Practice Areas
Civil Rights Defense
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude 
B.A., Kalamazoo College
Bar & Court Admissions
Northern District of Illinois
Northern District of Illinois Federal Trial Bar
Central District of Illinois
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 

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John R. Hayes

John brings substantial experience litigating a wide range of matters in both state and federal court, focusing on employment discrimination and civil rights defense.

John is a Senior Associate Attorney at Ancel Glink, P.C. and his practice involves a wide array of legal issues, including employment discrimination under state and federal statutes, FLSA matters, class actions, and ยง1983 claims. John has tried cases as first-chair in both federal and state court, and has experience handling arbitration and mediation in courts and state and federal agencies.

Prior to joining Ancel Glink, John was an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.  His practice included employment discrimination defense, labor disputes, and civil right violations, where he represented numerous state agencies, both big and small. John also has experience in defending class actions in both federal and state court.  

He earned his undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, and his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and served as an editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.