Year Joined Organization
Areas of Practice
Honors and Awards
Professional Associations and Memberships
Laurel G. Bellows
President of the American Bar Association 2012-2013
Managing Principal, 2009 to present.
The Bellows Law Group is a general practice firm offering transactional, counseling, and litigation services to entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, and large corporations. Client matters range from complex commercial litigation to business strategy and startups. Ms. Bellows is an experienced business lawyer, counseling and litigating on behalf of senior executives and corporations on employment matters, employment and severance agreements, executive compensation, and workplace disputes. Laurel licensed to practice law in Illinois, Florida and California and is an arbitrator and certified mediator through the Institute for Conflict Management.
Ms. Bellows is past president of the nearly 400,000 member American Bar Association and past president of The Chicago Bar Association. Laurel is president of the International Women’s Forum Chicago. Her law firm offers strategic business counseling and litigation services to entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes, including large corporations. Laurel is an internationally recognized business lawyer, counseling senior executives and corporations on executive employment and severance agreements, workplace disputes, business conduct standards, anti-trafficking, risk assessment, supply chain and recruiting policies and cybersecurity. Laurel serves on Minister Gordon Brown’s Global Citizenship Commission to update the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
Principal, 1975-2009 – Bellows and Bellows, P.C.