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Kelly Haab-Tallitsch



Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude

Loyola University Chicago, M.S., Industrial Relations, 1995

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1994



In an industry full of new regulations and federal agency rulings, Kelly can narrow down information and help her clients see what is relevant to them. Her background in corporate human resources allows her to understand her clients’ predicaments. She knows how a legal matter can impact an organization and can help clients proactively address legal issues.

Kelly regularly counsels clients on employee benefit compliance, helping employers understand their obligations under the Affordable Care Act and how to comply with the ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. She defends clients against general employment discrimination claims and handles matters such as the Department of Labor benefit plan audits and designing compliant deferred compensation plans.

When she is not in the office she is with her husband and three kids, attending soccer games, dance performances and school events. She is also a volunteer Board Member for TriCity Family Services, a local community mental health agency.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Human Resources Committee: TriCity Family Services
  • Member: American Bar Association; Illinois Bar Association; DuPage County Bar Association; Kane County Bar Association


  • Designed and drafted deferred compensation plan for a start-up company
  • Provided support for client during a Department of Labor defined contribution plan audit and assisted with identified corrections to bring plan into compliance
  • Defended several clients against discrimination charges at the Illinois Department of Human Rights
  • Reviewed and revised health plan Summary Plan Descriptions for compliance with the Affordable Care Act


Contributing Author, SmithAmundsen's Labor & Employment Law Update, a labor and employment advisory blog.

Contributing Author, Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Dispatch, an HR advisory blog.

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