Ronald B. Kowalczyk

Ron Kowalczyk concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on employment, business and corporate, and intellectual property law. He handles a wide array of employment matters not limited to hiring and terminating employees, executive contracts and compensation, employment handbooks, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, covenants not-to-compete, workforce reductions, Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), overtime compensation, and discrimination/harassment claims.

Ron is also an experienced intellectual property litigator handling federal court copyright, trademark, and patent infringement cases, as well as Opposition Proceedings and Appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.


Employment Law
Business Law


Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, General and Trial Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


Harvard University, A.L.M. Finance Extension Degree Candidate

DePaul University College of Law, J.D.

American University School of Public Affairs, M.S. Justice, Law & Society

Stetson University, B.S. Psychology & Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association | Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • DePaul University President’s Club | Advisory Council Member
  • DePaul University College of Law Corporate Connectors | Alumni Volunteer
  • DePaul University College of Law Mock Interview Program | Alumni Volunteer
  • DePaul University College of Law Attorney Mentor Program | Mentor
  • DePaul University College of Law National Cultural Heritage Moot Court Competition | Brief Grader and Appellate Judge
  • “The Sweetest Land, A Documentary Film” | Film Producer
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving | Illinois Advisory Committee Board Member


  • “Employment Law Updates to Protect You During the Pandemic and Beyond” | Featured Speaker (2020)
  • “Paycheck Protection Program Update” | LCBA Guest Speaker (2020)
  • “2020 Employment Law Updates: What Every Employer Needs to Know About FSLA, Sexual Harassment and the Legalization of Marijuana” | The Horton Group Guest Speaker (2020)