Attorney Profile

Roberta L. Holzwarth

Roberta Holzwarth

Holmstrom & Kennedy PC
800 North Church Street, PO Box 589
Rockford, IL 61105-0589
Holmstrom & Kennedy PC
Phone 815-962-7071
Fax 815-962-7181


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2016

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Practice Areas

Employment & Labor

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An attorney with Holmstrom & Kennedy PC, Roberta L. Holzwarth represents clients in Rockford and Chicago, Illinois. She focuses her practice on employment and labor law, handling cases on the behalf of employers that involve preparation of employee handbooks, wage claims, sexual harassment investigations, collective bargaining agreements, breach of privacy claims, retaliatory discharge, unfair competition claims, discrimination and the preparation and review of personnel policies.

Ms. Holzwarth attended Stanford University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1980. She then went to the University of Illinois College of Law, graduating cum laude with her Juris Doctor In 1983. After graduating from law school, Ms. Holzwarth joined Holmstrom & Kennedy PC.

For the past 30 years, Ms. Holzwarth has successfully defended companies and businesses in commercial and employment law matters. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Her hard work and dedication to legal ethics has earned her the highest rating of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition to her representation of clients, Ms. Holzwarth is a certified mediator and works with local state and federal courts. She is active in the legal community, having served as president of the Winnebago County Bar Association and currently serving on the board of directors for the U.S. Office of Compliance. Community involvement is also important to Ms. Holzwarth. She has served on the board of directors for the United Way of Rock River Valley, the YMCA of Rock River Valley and the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and she was a secretary for the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the city of Rockford.

* AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Roberta Holzwarth

Law School: University of Illinois College of Law

Admitted: 1983, Illinois

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Honors and Awards:

  • Cum Laude, University of Illinois, 1983
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Peer Review Rated
  • Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Recognition

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Mediator, United States District Court for the Northern District Of Illinois, Western Division, 2003 - Present
  • Certified Mediator, Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Winnebago County, Illinois, 1996 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1983
  • Illinois 1983
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • President, Winnebago County Bar Association, 1999 - 2000

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Secretary, Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Rockford, Illinois, 1990 - 2004
  • Board of Directors, United Way of Rock River Valley, 2005 - 2011
  • Board of Directors, United Way of Rock River Valley, 1994 - 2000
  • Chair, YMCA of Rock River Valley, 2008 - 2011
  • Board of Directors, YMCA of Rock River Valley, 2004 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2013 - Present
  • Board of Directors, U.S. Office of Compliance, 2000 - Present

Educational Background:

  • Stanford University, B.A., 1980
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