Eileen M. Letts is a premier civil attorney whose practice of more than 40 years includes dozens of jury trials and more than 100 bench trials, often for Fortune 500 companies and government entities in product liability, complex tort, commercial disputes, and police misconduct. Eileen graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1978. She is admitted to practice before the Illinois bar and the federal bar. She received her bachelor of arts from The Ohio State University in 1975. Her prior employment includes serving as a judicial law clerk for the late Glenn T. Johnson, an Illinois Appellate Court justice.
She is the chief administrative partner, chairperson of the Litigation Department, and on the Management Committee at Zuber Lawler, a nationally renowned law firm with offices in Austin, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, and Silicon Valley. She has a national reputation for her diversity and inclusion work, particularly with women in law.
Eileen sits on the board of directors of the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). She served as co-chair of the ABA President’s 360 Commission, responsible for the implementation of diversity and inclusion goals, and with former ABA President Paulette Brown, she co-wrote “Left Out and Left Behind: The Hurdles, Hassles, and Heartaches of Achieving Long-Term Legal Careers for Women of Color,” (June 22, 2020). Eileen was also awarded the Margaret Brent Award in 2018 in recognition of her support and mentorship of aspiring women lawyers.
Eileen has shared her expertise and insight at several women-focused events such as the 2021 World Forum for Women in the Law, the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals Annual Conference (2020), Northern California Black Women Lawyers (2020), Forum of Executive Women’s Leadership Symposium (2020), American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession (2018), and many more over the years.