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Genevieve M. LeFevour

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Genevieve M. LeFevour focuses her practice in medical malpractice, employment, general negligence, premises liability and transportation. She represents private security companies, loss prevention companies, sports venue and event management companies, law firms, agricultural companies and auto dealerships. She has represented and worked with one of Chicago’s premier security firms since early in her legal career, and now co-chairs the Johnson & Bell Private Security group.

Ms. LeFevour’s employment experience includes handling local, state, federal and administrative filings involving employment matters and employment litigation.  She also advises clients on compensation practices and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance, record retention and mandatory reporting, as well as on separation agreements, policy and procedure review, and related issues.  On labor matters, Ms. LeFevour has handled arbitration hearings and addressed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charges, grievances, union avoidance and union organizing.  She recently defended a hospital client facing four unfair labor practice charges.  The NLRB ruled in favor of her client in three of the cases and the fourth case was withdrawn.

On litigated matters, Ms. LeFevour oversees all aspects of cases up through and including trial. She has tried both bench and jury trials in Cook County and a jury trial in Lake County resulting in a defense verdict for her clients. Recently, Ms. LeFevour secured dismissal of charges filed against her client for age and race discrimination. The charges were part of an Illinois Department of Human Rights investigation, but the agency found a lack of substantial evidence to support the complainant’s case.

In 2015, Ms. LeFevour was selected one of the 40 Attorneys Under 40 to watch in Illinois by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. She is a native Chicagoan and is proud to come from a large Chicago family. Ms. LeFevour attended Loyola Academy for high school where she was a record holding member of the varsity swim team.  She is the first female graduate of Loyola Academy to sit on its Board of Directors. She was also designated Future Leader of Chicago by the Chicago Community Trust in 1998. In 2011, Ms. LeFevour was chosen by the President of Loyola Academy High School to be a member of the President's Leadership Council. She is currently a member of the American Ireland Fund's Young Leaders. The Young Leader's Society provides a number of unique forums for young professionals from around the world to join together to share ideas and further the philanthropic work of the Ireland Funds. Ms. LeFevour is also a member of the Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society and the Loyola Academy Bar Association.

Admissions & Education


Illinois Supreme Court


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2006
University of Notre Dame, B.A. (cum laude), 2003


Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)
President’s Leadership Council
American Ireland Fund, board member


Leading Lawyer 2021, 2022
40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40, 2015

Presentations & Publications


Presenter, "The Implications of Using Body Cams in the Private Security Setting.”  National Association of Security Companies (NASCO), April 27, 2021

Panelist, “Early Advice: Tackling Career Ambitions as a Young Professional." Loyola Academy Alumni Career Day, June 19, 2019


"Title VII Top on the List for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2013," Johnson & Bell Employment Newsletter, Winter 2013

"Supreme Court Further Erodes Federal Preemption Doctrine," Johnson & Bell Product Liability Law Alert, Spring 2011

"Construction Negligence Cases in Illinois, A Look at Sections 414 & 343 of the Testament (2d) of Torts"

Co-Author, "Motor Carriers’ Exposure to Claims Made by Co-Drivers/Passengers and Independent Contractors Pursuant to the “Statutory Employee” Doctrine"

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