Ryan A. Haas

Principal and General Counsel

P 312 855 4614 F 312 444 9027

Languages Spoken: German (conversational)

Ryan Haas is an employment and commercial litigation attorney who concentrates his practice in litigation of employment and complex healthcare matters in state and federal court.


He has represented business, healthcare entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals on various employment issues, including covenants not-to-compete, discrimination, wage and hour matters, and physician contract disputes.

Ryan represents clients in front of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Labor. He has also represented federal employees pursuing claims of race, gender, age and disability discrimination and retaliation before the EEOC and the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Working with Chicago Interfaith Worker Justice organization, Ryan has provided pro bono services to individuals facing wage and employment issues from diverse immigrant communities. From 2003 to 2011, Ryan served as an adjunct lecturer of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago where he taught courses on legal and political philosophy and a course on philosophical issues in film.

Ryan received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he was an editor on the Loyola Law Journal and the student articles editor on the Loyola Consumer Law Review. Prior to law school, he received a master’s degree in philosophy, with a concentration in philosophy of law, from California State University, San Francisco. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University in Washington, D.C., where he spent a year abroad in Vienna, Austria, learning German and interning for the United Nations. Ryan speaks and publishes articles on issues in employment law and other areas of commercial law.

Ryan has previously served as a member of Chuhak & Tecson’s Litigation, Quality and Marketing Committees. He currently serves as the firm’s General Counsel.


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2004
California State University, San Francisco, M.A., philosophy, 1999
American University, B.A., political science, 1996

Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2004

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2007

Memberships & Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Technology Manufacturing Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Leading Lawyer (2020 – 2024)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2023 – 2024)
  • Illinois Rising Star, selected by Super Lawyers (2010, 2013, 2014)
Lectures/Speaking Engagements
  • Stay cool and don’t get burned: Hot topics in lawyer professional responsibility and liability
  • Understanding Employment Law (June 2015)
  • Supervisory Employment Challenges: Your Reality (2015)
  • NFP Legal Compliance & the Affordable Care Act (December 2013)

Ryan Haas understands the most important aspect between clients an their attorney is honesty.

Ryan Haas draws on his additional experience as a college professor to make complex concepts accessible to his clients, and works closely with them to devise strategies that make their goals a reality.