We are proud to fully serve our clients with personalized and specialized cutting-edge criminal defense. Because we focus in just a few areas of practice we are able to provide expert and experienced legal skills to your defense.
Our philosophy at Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd is to strive for a Not Guilty verdict for each and every one of our clients. Unlike many lawyers that look for a quick settlement or negotiated plea of guilty, we believe that our duty is to vigorously fight for your rights, to stand up for you, and strive for a win.
CHICAGO DEFENSE LAWYERS
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd. we have the proven experience to provide you with the highest quality legal representation available in the fight for your rights and freedom.
"Erickson & Oppenheimer fought harder and tougher than any boxer I've ever seen--They are the fighters!" --Semajay Thomas
Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd. won a 1st degree murder trial for U.S.A. National Boxing Champion Semajay Thomas in a dramatic, emotional jury trial. Jurors deliberated for just fifty (50) minutes before setting Semajay free and allowing him to resume his quest for Olympic gold. Semajay is currently training in Las Vegas to make his professional debut. Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd has won 3 consecutive 1st degree murder trials.
"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." ---Former Cook County Judge
Being charged with a crime -- whether major or minor -- is a serious matter. A person facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as jail time, having a criminal record, and loss of relationships and future job prospects, among other things. While some legal matters can be handled alone, a criminal arrest of any nature warrants the legal advice of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious criminal offense that can have immediate and long term consequences—it could affect the rest of your life. A DUI / Reckless Homicide arrest will result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license and potential heavy fines. Reckless Homicide could mean prision time. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Chicago or Cook County, you need a smart, experienced and aggressive DUI lawyer who knows how to save your driver’s license and keep you out of jail--You need the best.
You have certain rights and privileges protected by our Constitution, and when a police officer violates those rights, you need a civil rights attorney right away. A statute known as Section 1983 provides a way for you to assert that violation of your rights by that police officer in a court of law. A civil rights lawyer can help you bring a Section 1983 claim and get you the compensation that you deserve.
--Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Nation, 2014
--$40 Million Settlement in Dixmoor 5 Civil Rights Case, 2014
--Dec. 10, 2014: Not Guilty, Armed Robbery;
--December 8, 2014: Motion to Suppress 1 Kilo of Cocaine Granted;
We are Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers & Illinois DUI Lawyers that bring over 40 years of extensive courtroom experience to your advantage. We have a proven record of success and provide you with the highest quality legal representation available. Our skill and dedication are unmatched…And we get results.
Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd., has obtained not-guilty verdicts in countless criminal cases—including many high profile cases– and has secured millions of dollars in damage awards for their civil clients.
7/24/11 – After winning toughest fight, boxer reaches for gold – Chicago Tribune
Whether you are charged with Murder, DUI or have been the victim of Police Brutality, we recognize that your case matters. We realize that the outcome of your case could impact the rest of your life for you and your family. That’s why we work tirelessly with our highly skilled and dedicated team of investigators and legal researchers to provide you with the advantage you need to win.
Our extensive courtroom experience gives you the advantage your life depends upon. We are resourceful and creative attorneys that dig deeper and look farther for the solutions to your legal issues.
"We are in it to win it."
- Michael D. Oppenheimer, Illinois DUI Lawyer
You have certain rights and privileges protected by our Constitution, and when a police officer violates those rights, you need a civil rights attorney right away. A statute known as Section 1983 provides a way for you to assert that violation of your rights by that police...read more
Being charged with a crime -- whether major or minor -- is a serious matter. A person facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as jail time, having a criminal record, and loss of relationships and future job prospects, among...read more