Alexandria Huiskens is an experienced employment law attorney who blends empathy and thoughtfulness with the acumen of a seasoned and adaptable litigator. Alexandria specializes in handling sensitive and high-stakes matters, ranging from workplace discrimination and retaliation, to sexual harassment, severance agreements, and wage and hour claims. When championing the rights of those targeted by workplace misconduct, Alexandria's approach is characterized by kindness, creativity, and assertive legal advocacy. Through her skillful use of the law, she empowers her clients to regain their agency.
Prior to joining Loftus & Eisenberg, Alexandria practiced at a number of prestigious boutique Chicago-based firms, representing employees on diverse employment matters including claims arising under Title VII, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, The Illinois Wage Payment and Collections Act, and The Fair Labor Standards Act. She has experience negotiating employment contracts and severance packages on behalf of employees. Alexandria has represented employees before various federal and state employment agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Department of Labor, as well federal and state courts.
Alexandria is an active member of the National Lawyers Guild, specifically the Mass Defense and Legal Observer Programs, which provides legal support for social justice movements. As a member of the NLG, Alexandria attends demonstrations providing legal representation to individuals who are unconstitutionally searched and detained. In 2020, in her efforts to combat racial injustice and promote the right to freedom of speech and assembly, Alexandria successfully represented over 15 protesters who were unconstitutionally detained in the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
During law school, Alexandria served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago-Kent College of Law Journal of International and Comparative Law and the Treasurer of the Art and Cultural Property Law Society. Alexandria received a CALI Award in Critical Legal Studies for her seminar paper Trapped Bodies: The Prison Industrial Complex. She served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Judge Franklin U. Valderrama in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Alexandria clerked at boutique law firms that specialized in immigration law where she exercised her unwavering commitment to immigrants' rights. Alexandria assisted in filing over 100 employment-based immigration petitions, encompassing EB-1, EB-2, O-1, and H-1B visas. Her dedication to immigrants’ rights extends beyond paperwork. In response to the 2016 executive action barring refugees from entering the United States, Alexandria counseled refugees at O'Hare International Airport and assisted in Travel Ban petitions. Through extensive experience in immigration law, Alexandria honed in her skills for vigorous representation of individuals facing inequitable circumstances.
Alexandria holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago and is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is an active member of NELA-Illinois, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the National Lawyers Guild.
Alexandria has a long standing enjoyment and appreciation for music ranging from vintage vinyl to concerts at Chicago’s iconic music venues. She enjoys sketching, cooking, and thrift shopping.
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
B.A., Loyola University Chicago
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois