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Carolyn Welch Clifford

Carolyn Welch Clifford

Practice areas:

State, Local And Municipal Law

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Licensed since 1989

  1. State, Local And Municipal Law: 100%
    26 years, 85 cases



Hourly ($220-300/hour)

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Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd.

1804 N Naper Blvd Ste 350
Naperville, IL, 60563


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198905/14/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Presidential Service AwardNorthern Illinois Alliance of Fire Protection Districts2011
Outstanding Teaching AwardUniversity of Illinois1989
Mortar BoardUniversity of Illinois1986
Senior 100 HonoraryUniversity of Illinois1986

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyKlein Thorpe & Jenkins1989 - 1992

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Public Pension AttorneysPublic Safety Affinity Group, Steering Committee2007 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1989 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1989 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationCo-Chair, School Law Committee, Young Lawyers Section1989 - 1992

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Williams v. Bd. of Trs. of the Morton Grove Firefighters' Pension Fund, 398 Ill. App. 3d 680 (1st Dist. 2010)The court reversed the board's decision and remanded the case to the board for a new hearing.
Calibraro v. Bd. of Trs. , 367 Ill. App. 3d 259 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2006)The judgment was affirmed.
Carrillo v. Park Ridge Firefighters' Pension Fund, 2014 IL App (1st) 130656Judgment affirmed.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Association of Fire Protection District's Fire Call Magazine“Recovery from disability and return to service: A roadmap for pension funds and fire protection districts”2015

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignNews/Editorial JournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NAPPA Annual Conference 2015"The Rise in Psychological Disability Claims in Public Safety Plans"2015