120 S. State Street, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60603
tel. 312.857.5577 | fax. 312.849.3034
Christina D. Hatzidakis is the founder and owner of Hatzidakis Law. She has counseled hundreds of individuals in a wide variety of matters, ranging from pre-employment contract negotiations to severance negotiations, litigation, and appeals.
Prior to litigation, Christina negotiates significant resolutions for her clients, ranging from significant payouts to positive reference letters and releases from noncompete agreements. Where settlement is not possible, Christina regularly fights cases in state and federal court, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and in other forums. She frequently pursues cases against small employers as well as large, international corporations.
Christina brings a unique background to the practice of law. At Oberlin College, she studied gender, sexuality, and feminist subject matter as part of her double major in Women's Studies and Law & Society. Her interest in women's rights led her to work locally as a peer counselor for rape survivors and as an advocate for domestic violence survivors. On a national level, Christina has worked with the National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape to advocate for tougher marital rape laws and the National Women's Law Center to advance laws that protect women's health. Christina uses this unique academic, direct services, and advocacy background as a foundation for her legal representation of transgender individuals and domestic violence survivors at work. She also has a particular interest in handling gender stereotyping and sexual orientation discrimination cases.
Christina earned her J.D. from New England School of Law, where she was an editor of the distinguished New England Law Review, served as a prestigious fellow in the Rappaport Program for Law & Public Policy, and was a regular contributor to the Sexual Violence Legal News. In college, she was selected as a Cole Scholar and was the co-founder and associate editor of Oberlin College's publication on feminist philosophy.
Christina is licensed to practice law before all courts in Illinois and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association–Illinois Chapter, the Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois, and the Chicago Bar Association.