Craig R. Annunziata: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Craig R. Annunziata

Regional Managing Partner
Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone(312) 346-8061

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance - EPLI
  • ERISA Defense
  • Whistleblower Litigation and Retaliation
  • Jury Trials
  • Non-Competition Litigation
  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
University De Paul University, Chicago, IL, B.S., cum laude, 1986; Loyola University, Chicago, IL, M.B.A., 1987
Law SchoolJohn Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, J.D., 1992
AdmittedFlorida; Illinois; Wisconsin

Professional Activities
Member of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce


Craig Annunziata is the managing partner of the Chicago office and a partner in the Tampa office. He represents management in employment-related disputes. The majority of his practice is before federal and state courts and alternative dispute forums throughout the United States.

He also defends management against charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and related state agencies. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to counseling management, prior to litigation, on issues related to employees and the workplace.

Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable William J. Castagna, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. Craig is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since2012. He was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015.


Anti-Discrimination Bonds: A Potentially Costly Investment
January 1, 2008

Amendments to Illinois Human Rights Act Grant Plaintiffs Access to State Courts
January 1, 2008


Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015

Quotes and Soundbites

Ending Probationary Periods
June 16, 2015

Craig Annunziata Answers Job Seeker's Question About Current Pay
December 16, 2013

Employee Arrests Raise Legal Considerations
June 2, 2011 (Also at Tampa, Florida Office)

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Big California Victory

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Office Information

Craig R. Annunziata

10 South Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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