Emily is extremely thorough and knowledgeable in the area of employment law. I have a small business and she has been an invaluable resource and advisor for me in the establishment of policies and procedures to maximize positive employee relations and minimize liability. Oftentimes, small businesses have to forego HR departments due to the cost, but Emily fills that role nicely and her prices are extremely reasonable. I highly recommend her!

Ardent Law counsels and defends businesses, non-profits, and licensed professionals as they navigate many of the common issues facing employers and the self-employed, including:

  • general employment litigation
  • federal, state, and local agency compliance
  • contract negotiations 
  • commercial lease negotiations
  • confidential settlements
  • enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • protection of trade secrets
  • classifying independent contractors
  • workplace investigations
  • human resources training
  • peer review and credentialing matters

Ardent Law is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certified by the City of Chicago, a member of the Small Business Advocacy Council, and a member of the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce.



flat fee offerings

As a 25-year old company, we’ve had employee handbooks in the past but found ourselves long overdue for a new handbook. I contacted Ardent Law and the process was smooth from start to finish. I’m in a much better place right now, and confident that we are are in good hands going forward.

Because many common issues have common solutions, we also offer flat fee bundles.  Clients receive a package tailored to their line of work and their unique needs. 

Ardent Law's InGoodCompany bundle offers customized drafting and review of:

  • Employee handbooks
  • Employment contracts
  • Job postings
  • Offer and termination letters
  • Performance evaluations
  • Investigations and Progressive Discipline Policies
  • Severance packages
  • Non-Competition/Non-Solicitation Agreements

InGoodCompany means you know the law and the steps to take to defend future claims.  Our package also offers:

  • HR training with owners and managers
  • Preventative counseling with HR leadership
  • Anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training for staff
  • Compliance training for physician practice groups and home health clients

Attorney Emily Farr is also available for presentations to your leadership and staff. Presentations include: 


#MeToo, Boss: How Training and Re-Training Your Supervisors Can Guard Against Allegations of a Hostile Work Environment

A-E-I-O-U, and sometimes Y: Spelling out how to Achieve a Happy (and Non-Litigious) Workforce

Time and Time Again: Hours, Rates, and Regulations in Illinois

Nice Gig! But are you truly an Employer?  Classifying Employees

Non-Competes, Non-Solicits, and Trade Secrets Protection: How to Write a Policy that you can Enforce

The Illinois Medical Practice Act: A Legal Primer for Physicians

Buzz Kill: How You Can Prevent an Office Party from Becoming a Lawsuit

Get Your Acts Together! A Crash Course on the Local, State, and National Laws You Should Know



The Office: What's Hot, and What's (Hey, You Can't Say That!): Harassment in the Workplace

A Respectful Workplace: Our Annual Zero Tolerance Training