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Courtney B. Sundstrom


Courtney B. Sundstrom is an Attorney with Abrahamson Rdzanek & Wilkins.  She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A., 2009) and DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 2014).  Courtney counsels employees in a variety of private-sector matters, including employment disputes involving workplace discrimination and harassment, retaliation, family and medical leave, disability accommodations, retaliatory discharge, contract disputes, employee benefits and executive compensation, and negotiations of restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. 


Courtney represents employees before law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels (EEOC, IDHR, CCCHR, and CCHR). Courtney has also represented employees in mediation, including private mediation as well as EEOC and IDHR mediations. In addition to her work with employees, she has assisted in preparing sexual harassment training materials and employee handbooks; she also has experience conducting workplace investigations at the request of employers and has acted as representation before the Chicago Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). 


Courtney was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2014.  Since that time, she has been awarded the title of Emerging Lawyer, someone who has been identified by their peers as among the top lawyers under the age of 40, by Leading Lawyers five years in a row (2017-2021).  Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of Emerging Lawyer.  Ms. Sundstrom is also a member of the American Bar Association and its Young Lawyers Division, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.


Courtney also contributed to “Selected Developments in Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims,” by Darlene A. Vorachek, for the Practising Law Institute’s Understanding Employment Law Seminar in April 2015; “Recent Caselaw Updates,” by Darlene A. Vorachek and Robert T. Bernstein for the Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education Employment Law Institute in 2016; and “Mergers, Integrations and RIFs: Strategies From Employer, Unions and Employee Representatives,” by Darlene A. Vorachek for the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law in 2016.

Awards & Recognition

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