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About Us

Over twenty years ago, we started our firm to bring a focused practice on management labor and employment matters to our clients and friends. We have stayed true to our focus and transcended public and private markets to bring quality cost-efficient representation to those with whom we work in partnership.

At Pappas Wright P.C. we concentrate on you and your needs. Our core mission is to provide each Firm client with counsel and representation designed to achieve a desired result for the issue at hand. We help clients manage complex legal challenges and work with them to help them achieve their strategic goals. We have a successful history of representing a broad range of companies.

Whether Fortune 500 companies or small businesses and individuals, our general practice includes, but is not limited to, Employment Law-Management, Traditional Labor Law-Management, Education Law, Litigation, Corporate & Transactional Law, and Municipal Law. We are driven to create and maintain successful, long‐term relationships with clients, both professionally and personally, as well as a strong dedication to the profession and being good corporate citizens in the community where we live and work.

The Firm represents clients in all facets of the employer-employee relationship with each of the Firm’s principals having extensive experience in the various workplace issues that arise on a day-to-day basis

Our attorneys are knowledgeable regarding federal, state and local civil rights and anti-discrimination laws and have effectively represented employees and employers in matters arising under these laws. Clients rely on Firm attorneys to negotiate and enforce executive employment agreements, restrictive covenants and separation agreements. Firm attorneys have represented individual employers and employer-associations in traditional labor matters, including union organizing efforts, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice proceedings and grievance-arbitration matters. Firm attorneys have also provided employee representation in employment discrimination matters and executive severance agreements and contracts. Having the perspective of both aspects of the employment rights field, each attorney brings to the individual client a wealth of knowledge and a realistic assessment of the risks of litigation and the knowledge of the opposition’s thinking.

Geographical Areas Served

With offices in Chicago and the Quad Cities, the Firm is well positioned to represent clients efficiently and competitively in a way that takes advantage of each attorney’s knowledge and experience with the various federal and state courts and federal, state and local administrative agencies that investigate and enforce labor and employment law claims.

The Quad Cities sits in the center of the Midwest within 300 miles of nine major metropolitan areas: Cedar Rapids (64 mi.), Iowa City (50 mi.), Peoria (76 mi.), Chicago (150 mi.), Des Moines (150 mi.), Minneapolis (275 mi.), Milwaukee (172 mi.), Omaha (281 mi.) and St. Louis (200 mi.).

Located along the banks of the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities consists of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The Quad Cities is also home of Rock Island County Circuit Court (14th Judicial Circuit), United State District Court for the Central District of Illinois (Rock Island Division) in Illinois.  The District Court of Scott County and the United State District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Davenport Division).

Our two offices handle matters throughout Illinois and Iowa including the following counties:


Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kane, Knox, Kendall, Lake, Mercer, McHenry, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, Warren, Whiteside, Will


Black Hawk, Cedar, Clinton, Des Monies, Dubuque, Jackson, Johnson, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Polk, Scott