Adam Dauksas

Associate

312.565.3100 ext. 237

312.622.3837 cell

adauksas@edlawyer.com

Chosen by his peers in the legal community as an Emerging Lawyer ™ – a designation awarded to less than 2% of all Illinois attorneys.

Adam has extensive litigation experience in both federal and state court.  He has litigated numerous cases involving claims of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as defamation and personal injury.  Adam has also pursued several cases pursuant to the Administrative Review Law.  He is a member of the federal trial bar.

Adam also has significant experience litigating cases before administrative tribunals, including the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.  Additionally, Adam has arbitrated numerous cases, ranging from work jurisdiction disputes to employee discipline matters, and has experience at all stages of the grievance procedure. 

Adam routinely participates in collective bargaining negotiations on behalf of clients as well, drafting language proposals and crafting complex financial offers/counteroffers.  His practice also includes advising and counseling school districts on a range of employee issues, compliance with their collective bargaining agreements and work rules/policies, the Illinois School Code, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws.  Adam also regularly negotiates and drafts employment and separation agreements.  He has also taught an education law class at Elmhurst College.  

Adam graduated cum laude from The John Marshall Law School in 2010.  He served on the school’s Law Review and his comment, “Doninger’s Wedge: Has Avery Doninger Bridged the Way for Internet Versions of Matthew Fraser?”, which addresses student’s constitutional rights online, was published in The John Marshall Law Review.

Adam is also a 2006 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he was a two-time Division III All-American basketball player, a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and a winner of the prestigious NCAA post-graduate scholarship.      

Bar Admissions


State of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois

Published Decisions


Board of Educ. of Rich Tp. High School Dist. No. 227 v. Illinois State Bd. of Educ., 2011 IL App (1st) 110182

Council v. Village of Dolton, No. 13 C 0093, 2013 WL 3270671 (N.D. Ill. 2013)

Sacks v. Niles Twp. High Sch. Dist. 219, No. 12 C 4553 WL 3989297 (N.D. Ill. 2013)

Williams v. Cook County Officers Electoral Bd., 2015 IL App. (1st) 150568

Cox v. Calumet Pub. Sch. Dist. 132, 180 F. Supp. 3d 556 (N.D. Ill. 2016)

Board of Education of Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 v. Illinois State Charter School Comm'n, 2016 IL App (1st) 151372

Board of Education of Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 v. Illinois State Board of Education, 2018 IL App (1st) 162900