OBKC&G - Ottosen, Britz, Kelly Cooper and Gilbert, LTD - Attorneys at Law Illinois OBKC&G - Ottosen, Britz, Kelly Cooper and Gilbert, LTD - Attorneys at Law Illinois
OBKC&G - Ottosen, Britz, Kelly Cooper and Gilbert, LTD - Attorneys at Law Illinois


Naperville Office
Valparaiso University
School of Law
J.D., 1992
Indiana University
B.S., Business, 1989
Bar Admissions
U.S. District Courts, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association

Attorney News

Shawn P. Flaherty and Ericka J. Thomas have participated in two recent pension seminars
November 2010

OBKC&G, Ltd. attorneys will participate in the IAFPD Annual Conference in Peoria, Illinois on June 10 - 13, 2010
June 2010

Ericka J. Thomas prevails in Illinois Supreme Court decision
March 2009


Legislature streamlines ability to obtain medical records of deceased patients

Appellate court rules surviving spouses are not entitled to cost of living increases

Mandatory retirement age adversely affects Chicago police officer's retirement pension

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Ericka J. Thomas : Attorneys : Associates : Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo - Illinois Law Firm Representing Municipalities
Ericka J. Thomas
Practice Emphasis
Ericka J. Thomas concentrates her practice in all areas of municipal litigation, including insurance defense, village prosecution, and civil rights defense. She also practices in the areas of public pension, administrative, and appellate law. She has extensive jury trial experience and has appeared before various levels of the state and federal court systems, including the Illinois Supreme Court.

Client Service Approach
With many years of experience as an Assistant Stateís Attorney, Ms. Thomas advocates a straightforward approach to municipal litigation. Her litigation skills and strategies have enabled her to develop highly successful appellate and administrative writing techniques. Ms. Thomas offers her clients practical and effective problem-solving skills and a superior detail-oriented work product.

Publications and Presentations
Ms. Thomas was an author and presenter on the topic of new developments in police and fire pension law for an Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education course. In addition, Ms. Thomas has been published in The Gong and is a frequent author of the firmís Client Alerts.

Professional Background
Ms. Thomas was an Assistant Stateís Attorney in Macon County, Illinois before joining OTTOSEN BRITZ. In that role, she tried over one hundred and twenty cases, including six homicide trials. Ms. Thomas also worked closely with law enforcement in Central Illinois to formulate and develop a breakthrough evidence gathering technique to aid in the prosecution of domestic violence cases.

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