M. Nieves Bolanos


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Maria de las Nieves Bolaños has been with the firm since 2008. She represents plaintiffs in wage and hour, False Claims Act, and employment discrimination and retaliation litigation. She has significant litigation experience at the state and federal level, as well as with local administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board. Nieves’ experience includes representation of single plaintiffs, class and collective actions at all stages of litigation, and she has litigated False Claims Act cases to verdict.

Nieves is a 2009 graduate of DePaul University College of Law. She serves on the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and she is a member of NELA-Illinois and the Chicago Bar Association (CBA). She is also an active member of the National Lawyers Guild’s Chicago Labor and Employment Committee and is a trained Legal Observer.

Nieves has been a presenting panelist on E-Discovery and summary judgment at the NELA Illinois Seventh Circuit Conference and on Wage and Hour Litigation Updates for the CBA’s Young Lawyers Labor and Employment Committee. She also volunteers with Interfaith Worker Justice and is fluent in Spanish.

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  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois