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Heidi Karr Sleper | PARTNER

Heidi Karr Sleper, Partner, joined Kurtz Law Offices, Ltd. in 2007. Ms. Sleper specializes in reproductive rights, employment discrimination and enforcement of individual’s Constitutional rights. Ms. Sleper also specializes in representing families in wrongful death actions against government institutions that failed to protect their loved ones.

“Ms. Sleper’s tireless dedication to our clients and ability to juggle her career and family amazes all of us. She is an excellent trial lawyer, compassionate, and works to ensure that our clients receive justice.” dlk

Ms. Sleper has won several trials for our clients, including on issues involving Family Medical Leave Act violations, sexual harassment, and political retaliation.

Ms. Sleper has also argued successfully before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Sleper received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law during which she was honored as being the top of her class in Native American Law. Ms. Sleper was also involved in the Women’s Law Caucus and Equal Justice Society. Ms. Sleper received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in English also from the University of Nebraska.

Ms. Sleper is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Sleper is the proud mother of two young children. The love for her children has inspired her to expand her practice to help others create families of their own, which include representing the legal rights of intended parents, egg donors, sperm donors, parties in surrogacy arrangements, and fertility clinics.

Ms. Sleper is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and its Illinois chapter, the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association, its Family Law Section and the Genetic and Reproductive Technology Committee.