Our Attorneys

Frank B. Garrett III

Partner, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760

Frank B. Garrett III

Frank B. Garrett III represents school districts, community colleges, local governmental bodies and public and private companies in all aspects of employment law, including complaints and charges of unlawful discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, civil rights violations, employee discipline and termination.  Frank counsels and provides training to employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. 

Frank represents clients in state and federal court, at the trial and appellate levels and before the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Frank is a regular speaker on employment law, at the local, state and national level.

Before joining Robbins Schwartz, Frank worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago.  In this capacity, he represented the City of Chicago in a variety of personnel matters and defended the City in unlawful discrimination and civil rights lawsuits.

Frank is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide school board member training.


  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Government and Regulatory-Related, 2017
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Employment and School Law, 2004-2012
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005


  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois


  • American Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Debunking Some Common Employee FMLA Leave Myths, IASPA Annual Conference ( January 2020)
  • Legislative Update: A Review of New Laws Affecting Illinois Community Colleges, Illinois Council of Community College Presidents Retreat (September 2019) 
  • Understanding New Changes to the Minimum Wage Law and Other Wage-Related Statutes, Illinois GFOA Annual Conference (September 2019)