Jeanne Charles, Esq.

Accommodations Advocacy Group Attorney (Disability Applications)


Jeanne Charles has a multi-state Alternative Dispute Resolution practice in the Chicago and Fort Lauderdale areas primarily in the area of Labor and Employment. Her practice includes both arbitration and mediation services. She is listed with the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, National Mediation Board and Resolute Systems, LLC. She serves on various arbitration panels including the State of Florida/AFSCME and PBA; State of Illinois/AFSCME; Major League Baseball/Major League Baseball Players Association; Miami-Dade County Hearing Examiner; and IRS/NTEU.

With more than 25 years of experience as an attorney, she earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from DePaul University School of Law in Chicago and maintains her law license in Illinois. Jeanne is an adjunct professor at Penn State University teaching graduate courses in Human Resources and Employment Relations.

Jeanne has mediated over 1000 cases in a wide range of subject areas. Jeanne has been a speaker and presenter on various legal topics and Alternative Dispute Resolution, in general. She maintains professional affiliations with various organizations such as the American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA) and is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Lemon Law
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


DePaul University, College of Law, Chicago, IL, JD, 1994, Dean’s Scholarship Recipient

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, BS, Personnel and Industrial Relations 1986

Specialized Training

Complex Public Education Issues:  FMCS-NAA September 16, 2011


Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1994
FMCS Labor Arbitrator Certification
Admitted to US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1994
AAA – Labor Arbitrator Certification

Memberships and Affiliations

Member, National Academy of Arbitrators
Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association