Sam Hensel is the newest associate at the firm and practices both traditional labor and employment law as well as employee benefits. Sam joined the firm in 2017 as a law clerk and became an associate upon passing the July 2019 bar examination.

Sam has experience working on interest and grievance arbitration in the public sector, Title VII and related employment discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes under the FLSA and state law, and subrogation and collection claims for ERISA benefit funds.

Sam is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, as well as the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.


While a student at John Marshall, Sam served as President of the Labor & Employment Law Student Group, and was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Ellen (Nell) A. Hennessy Employee Benefits Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.


Sam also authored and published a comment with the John Marshall Law School’s "Review of Intellectual Property Law" (RIPL) before joining its editorial board as an articles editor.

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