Norma Manjarrez

Associate || Chicago

Ms. Manjarrez is an attorney in the Chicago office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., where she assists management in a variety of labor and employment matters. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Ms. Manjarrez practiced at a business services law firm, where she represented management in matters including enforcement of collective bargaining agreements and defended allegations of disability discrimination, retaliatory discharge, sexual harassment, and violation of wage and hour and wage payment laws.

During her last year at the University of Illinois College of Law, Ms. Manjarrez was invited to join the Federal Civil Rights Clinic where she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award after representing a pro se litigant in a Section 1983 claim for violation of the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause before a federal jury. Ms. Manjarrez also served as a teaching assistant for the Illinois College of Law’s legal writing department.

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  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2012
  • B.S., magna cum laude, DePaul University, 2007

Admittance to Practice

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Chicago Scholars, Associate Board Member
  • Posse Foundation, Writing Coach
  • American Bar Association
  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois


  • Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Webinar - "Workplace Harassment Training" - November 2018
  • 7-Eleven Midwest Franchise Owners Association - "The Illinois Sick Leave Trifecta: An Update on Local Sick Leave Laws" - Rosemont - December 6, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - "Get Ready: The Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Laws Take Effect on July 1" - June 13, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - Third Thursdays . . . with Ruthie - "Straight Talk About Labor Issues Facing Your Workforce" - October 20, 2016
  • Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition
  • Illinois Law Review
  • Rickert Award for Excellence in Service
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016-2019)

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