Maureen A. Salas is a shareholder in Werman Salas P.C. She is a highly experienced employment law litigator having appeared as counsel in hundreds of lawsuits in state and federal courts.
Maureen is a highly knowledgeable and skilled class action litigator who is dedicated to obtaining successful results for her clients. Maureen has delivered outstanding results to her clients by winning trials, winning summary judgment motions, and by negotiating favorable settlements for her clients.
Maureen began working at the firm in 2006 and became a shareholder in 2013. She primarily represents employees in class and collective action wage and hour litigation, and she has had tremendous success recovering wages for workers across the nation in a variety of industries. Maureen has recovered tens of millions of dollars for working people during her tenure with the firm. Maureen also prides herself in delivering excellent service and results to the clients she represents in single plaintiff employment matters involving claims for discrimination, retaliatory discharge, and claims under the Family Medical Leave Act.
Maureen’s commitment to her practice of representing workers extends outside the courtroom. Maureen served as a Contributing Editor for the leading treatise on the Fair Labor Standards Act, entitled, “The Fair Labor Standards Act” (2010). She also serves as a Chapter Editor for the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee’s Midwinter Treatise.
Maureen has been asked to share her knowledge and experience with her peers and has served as a speaker on esteemed panels on a national and local level. She had the privilege of speaking on the topic of employee misclassification at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Conference in 2017 and at its Annual Meeting in 2012. Maureen also had the honor of speaking on multiple occasions for the National Employment Lawyers Association, an organization that advances employee rights and advocates for equality and justice in the American workplace. Maureen has spoken on a local level for the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association on topics related to wage and hour litigation and pregnancy discrimination.
Maureen received her Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law in May 2006, and she was elected into the Order of the Coif in recognition of her scholastic excellence. Maureen also earned the distinction of becoming a Quarter-Finalist in the 2006 Wagner Competition, the nation’s largest student-run appellate moot court competition and the premier competition dedicated exclusively to the areas of labor and employment law. As a law student, Maureen also worked as an intern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Maureen received her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Public Administration from the University of Arizona in 2002.