Genevieve M. LeFevour focuses her practice in medical malpractice, employment, general negligence, premises liability and transportation. She also defends security consultants and loss prevention companies as well as cases involving the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and Welfare & Pension Fund Contribution Deficiency. 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 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 The NLRB ruled in favor of her client in three of the cases and the fourth case was withdrawn.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 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 High School to be a member of the Inaugural Young Board of the school known as 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.