Poonam K. Lakhani
Associate Attorney at The Prinz Law Firm
Ms. Lakhani is an experienced attorney who litigates in state and federal courts, including serving as second chair on a trial in state court, where she obtained an eight-figure verdict.
Ms. Lakhani attended DePaul University College of Law, where she served as Symposium Editor on the Journal of Women, Gender and the Law. She represented DePaul at the Philip C. Jessup Regional Moot Court Competition where she was awarded 10th place for Best Brief. She was also awarded a number of scholarships during her time in law school, including the DePaul Law Merit Scholarship and Asian Pacific American Law Students Association Scholarship.
Prior to joining The Prinz Law Firm, Ms. Lakhani interned in the litigation division of the EEOC, for the labor relations department of the Chicago Board of Education, and in-house at Verizon Wireless.
Learn how this background can help your case when you call The Prinz Law Firm at 312.212.4450. Ms. Lakhani can assist you in English or Hindi.
Representing Employees & Employers throughout Chicago
Poonam Lakhani focuses primarily on employment discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour claims, and severance agreements. Ms. Lakhani also represents many of our small business clients in commercial litigation and transactional matters.
In addition, she has represented clients at the administrative level before the following:
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
- The Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR)
Ms. Lakhani regularly counsels both individuals and businesses across all facets of employment law, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, retaliatory discharge, and non-competition agreements.
A Reputation for Service
Throughout her career, Ms. Lakhani has been dedicated to public service. She actively volunteers at the Cyriac D. Kappil Legal Clinic at the Indo-American Center of Chicago. She has served as Vice-President of Community Outreach and Vice-President of Membership for the Indian American Bar Association.
Additional professional and bar association memberships include:
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Trustee, Board of the Indian American Bar Association Foundation
Ms. Lakhani founded the Women’s Committee for the Indian American Bar Association. During law school, Ms. Lakhani earned the Benjamin Hooks Distinguished Public Service Award for her over 200 hours of community service, including volunteer work with the Southern Poverty Law Center to help victims of labor trafficking.