Tamara B. Starks (Associate)

Ms. Starks received her B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Illinois and worked as a journalist, bureau supervisor, and broadcast editor at The Associated Press for 23 years.  She earned her Juris Doctor degree and Labor and Employment Law Certificate from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2010.  Before joining ECB&S, she worked as Assistant Corporation Counsel in City of Chicago Law Department, Labor Division. Ms. Starks also taught legal writing as an adjunct professor at IIT/Chicago-Kent for several years. She concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment law.





  • 2018    Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • 2016    Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • 2011    Admitted to the Bar of the State of Illinois


  • Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys