John Frawley

John Frawley


Tel: 312-487-5222
Fax: 312-419-1025


  • Michigan State University, B.A., 2012.
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2018.

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Illinois, 2018

United States District Courts

  • Northern District of Illinois, 2019
  • Court of Federal Claims, 2022
  • District of Colorado, 2023

John Frawley represents victims of unlawful employment practices in individual and collective suits across the country. He joined Werman Salas in 2023.

Before joining Werman Salas, John worked for nationally recognized firms on both the plaintiff side and the defense side. He gained valuable experience in class actions and complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. He also spent a year clerking for Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. In that role, he oversaw numerous employment cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Throughout his career, John has maintained an active pro bono practice. He has helped obtain asylum for a woman fleeing a foreign cartel, clemency for a prisoner sentenced under a three-strikes law, injunctive relief for a survivor of domestic violence, and freedom from prosecution for a young man police targeted for an unconstitutional stop-and-search.

John’s commitment to public interest work preceded his legal career. Before law school, he spent three years working with Teach For America, first as an elementary school teacher in Detroit and later as a supervisor in the Mississippi Delta.

John received his law degree from Yale Law School. There, he dedicated extensive time to legal clinics aiding underprivileged clients. He also competed in the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals Competition, where he was a finalist for best opening round brief and an overall semifinalist.