Litigation attorney Thalia Pacheco is the proud daughter of a working-class family from South Elgin, Illinois; both of her parents were hard-working factory workers and her family is originally from Mexico. This upbringing helped shape her commitment to helping workers rights. Thalia serves as the leader of our employment discrimination department where she litigates the rights of workers. She received her B.A. from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Illinois) and received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law (Chicago). At DePaul, Thalia was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Women, Gender & Law.
While attending law school, Thalia focused her studies in labor and employment law and interned at C-K Law Group: The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent in its Plaintiff’s Employment Law Clinic and Chicago Public Schools in its Labor and Employee Discipline Department. Thalia has worked at a number of Chicago employment law firms in the area, including Siegel and Dolan, The Case Law Firm, and employment defense firm Franczek PC. Thalia is a member of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and the American Bar Association.
Thalia is fluent in Spanish. She is passionate about helping to diversify the legal profession and enjoys mentoring others. In her spare time, Thalia enjoys spending time with her dog Jolene, attending comedy shows, and exploring new restaurants.
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