Our Capabilities And Approach
A national leader in civil rights and criminal defense matters, Erickson & Oppenheimer, LTD, is a boutique law firm that provides the individual attention you need with the resources and reach of a large national firm.
We are the team you want on your side when you need outstanding legal representation. With over 45 years of courtroom experience, including significant wins in high-profile civil rights and criminal defense trials, we are dedicated and knowledgeable advocates for our clients. We have the resources to level the playing field against prosecutors and the police.
Committed To Achieving Justice
Jon Erickson and Michael Oppenheimer launched Erickson & Oppenheimer, LTD, in 2004. At the time, both had spent many years working as trial lawyers in Chicago’s criminal courtrooms. Too often, they had seen people charged with serious crimes or people whose civil rights were
violated not get the legal representation they needed or deserved.
Founding partners Jon Erickson and Michael Oppenheimer envisioned a law firm that always fought to win their clients’ case — to be aggressive advocates and trial lawyers regardless of the seriousness of the case against the client.
Now with a record of hundreds of not-guilty verdicts and tens of millions of dollars in settlements for civil rights cases, Erickson & Oppenheimer, LTD, has become the go-to firm for civil rights and criminal law in Chicago and beyond.
When the legal stakes could not be higher, you need attorneys who have been there before, and won. Whether you need help managing the press or simply need someone on your side who will stand up to federal, state and local government officers and agencies, we will be on your side throughout your case, ready to defend your rights aggressively.
Among The Top 100 Trial Lawyers In The Country
Licensed to practice in both Illinois and New York, Jon Erickson and Michael Oppenheimer have been listed as two of the Top 100 trial lawyers in the country by National Trial Lawyers. This honor is only given to attorneys who have an established reputation among their peers, the public and the judiciary for providing excellent legal representation and have achieved great success in the courtroom.
For more information about Mr. Erickson and Mr. Oppenheimer and their extensive qualifications, please refer to their individual biographies linked below.