|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1990||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Illinois||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Chicagoland Area||The National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2014|
|Best Brief Award||National Moot Court Competition||1988|
|Managing Partner||Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd.||2003 - Present|
|Advisory Board Member Civil Rights Issues||Congressman Mike Quigley||2009 - 2014|
|Managing Partner||Civil Rights Center||2008 - 2010|
|Founding Partner||Law Offices of Jon F. Erickson||2000 - 2003|
|Legislative Aid||Illinois State Representative Larry McKeon||1997 - 2000|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender Of Cook County, Il.||1990 - 2001|
|Law Clerk||Attorney General Of Illinois||1989 - 1989|
|Law Clerk||Mass, Miller & Josephson||1988 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois Association of Criminal Defense||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Society of Legal Advocates||Association Member||2014 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Federal Trial Bar||Member||2006 - Present|
|National Police Accountability Project||Member||2006 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Cook County Bar Association||Attorney Member||1991 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Attorney Member||1990 - Present|
|Chicago Council of Lawyers||Attorney Member||2010 - 2013|
|Congressman Rahm Emanuel's Advisory Board||Board Member||2003 - 2009|
|Cook County State's Attorney's Domestic Violence Advisory Board||Board Member||1995 - 1996|
|Sharp v. Dixmoor||$40 Million Settlement|
|People v. Jamal Summerize||Not Guilty|
|People v. Brad Barrett||Not Guilty|
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|Grab Magazine||Street Search||2014|
|Illinois Compiled Statutes||Illinois Immediate Protection Act||1997|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Trinity College, Dublin||International Human Rights||Certificate of Completion||1988|
|Northern Illinois University||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|Professor Rogelio Laso Torts||Legal Career Strategies||2011|
|Illinois Victim's Assistance Academy||Hate Crime||2002|
Posted by Jeremey
Choosing a lawyer (most especially a criminal one) is never easy. I'm glad I chose Erickson & Oppenheimer to represent me. He does not come cheap- but do you want a cheap lawyer? They were outstanding from start to finish. Jon represented me in a Federal Criminal case out of state, resulting in the DOJ- DA not moving forward with federal charges. This was the result I was hoping for. I can't thank him enough. Do yourself and your family a favor; if you find yourself in a bad situation, hire Jon- because you'll get a second chance with him defending you. I found him through word of mouth, and AVVO reviews. THANK YOU JON!!
Posted by anonymous
Jon Won my case so I guess that's enough said!!! Sometimes some reviews need not say more but I will give you some specifics. He is very busy and I sometimes felt that I needed to be informed of what was going on but, I will take that all day long when the result is a win. He definitely knows what he is doing and I certainly felt much more confident in front of the judge when he was standing next to me. He knows law and he won both parts of my dui case ,the civil which rescinded my suspension and the criminal which won my case and put an end to my nightmare. Everyone should do themselves a favor and end their search now and go with Jon. He lifted a huge weight off my shoulders and for that he is a winner in my book.. It felt good to win my case and have that officer leave the court room a loser.He knows law and he is worth the price!!!
Posted by Pat
Jon Erickson reminds me Perry Mason in the courtroom. I met Jon back in 2007 when I was in court with someone who I had been going to court with for over a year (because of attorneys who kept postponing the case and asking for more money). Anyway, I saw Jon in action for two days and he fought really hard for his client. On day two I followed him out of the courtroom and asked him would he fight that hard for a black man? he said yes and handed me his card. Well, who would have known five years later that I would need him for my son. On March 12, 2014, my son was found "NOT GULITY" for charges of Battery to a Police Officer. The Officer lied and said that my son hit him, but the Officer was really the aggressor. The Officer beat my son up and tried to cover it up. I wish you could have been there to see how Jon worked that Officer and his partner over. It was a work of art. Jon is also very reasonable. He let me know what his fee would be upfront. That fee never changed and any additional fees were discussed thoroughly and still reasonable.
As a parent of an African American male I realize that my son is GULITY until proven innocent. There are not many attorneys like Jon who don't look at skin color but the charges and how they can help. Or attorneys who will stand up to Law Enforcement.
I'm making plans for a career change to become an attorney and work for him:) "Jon's SIMPLY the BEST, better than all the rest"
James Shapiro, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Jon Erickson is one of the finest DUI defense lawyers in Chicago. He practiced in front of me for over five years when I was a judge, and for many years before that as a fellow defense lawyer. He was always a well-prepared, zealous advocate. He has handled several high-profile cases, including a murder case where the defendant ran over a cabdriver with his own cab. Those accused of crimes, including but not limited to DUI, would be well advised to retain Jon.
Bradley Birge, Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Jon Forrest Erickson for more than four years. Jon studies the issues his clients face in court, prepares an aggressive defense, and produces successful results for his clients. I highly recommend Jon to anyone needing assistance with a DUI. Bradley D. Birge', Esq.