Soule, Bradtke & Lambert
Ms. Soule graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law with high honors in 1988. She gained extensive trial experience as an Assistant Public Defender, first in Cook County, and then in Kane County, and in federal employment and civil rights litigation since entering private practice. In 1991, she joined Futterman and Howard, where she worked on employment discrimination and other civil rights cases, including representation of the estate of a police shooting victim. Ms. Soule has served as lead plaintiffs' counsel in several multiple plaintiff and class employment discrimination cases. Ms. Soule was appointed to serve as Outside Monitor in Jones, et al. v. Walgreens Co., 07CV0036 (N.D. Ill, Judge Castillo) (nation-wide gender class action). Ms. Soule has extensive experience handling cases under the Fair Housing Act, §504, and Americans With Disabilities Act, including representing HOPE Fair Housing Center and acting as co-counsel to AARP Foundation Litigation.
Ms. Lambert graduated from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1989. She joined the firm in 1995. She previously practiced law in the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, where she served as Director of its Drug Prosecution Unit, as a Felony Trial Assistant and as Supervisor of its Juvenile Division. Ms. Lambert's litigation experience includes the successful presentation of many jury and bench trials in the criminal and civil contexts. Ms. Lambert has served as lead counsel, successfully representing hundreds of federal employees who obtained redress under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In addition to representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination and other civil rights cases, Ms. Lambert has extensive experience concerning private and subsidized rental properties. Ms. Lambert has provided training in fair housing practices and equal employment opportunity.
Mr. Bradtke graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982. After law school, Mr. Bradtke joined Pressman & Hartunian and worked on all aspects of complex securities, civil rights, employment discrimination and consumer fraud cases and class actions. Mr. Bradtke has extensive experience successfully prosecuting complex class actions, including in the areas of fraud, civil rights, and school desegregation. Mr. Bradtke became a partner in Hartunian, Futterman & Howard, Chtd. in 1988. From 1987 to 1994, Mr. Bradtke taught classes in Legal Writing and Moot Court at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. In 1994, he formed this firm with Ms. Soule. Mr. Bradtke is Of Counsel to the firm on a full-time basis.