Founded upon the principle of providing emergency service agencies with quality legal services, Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd. is dedicated to representing fire protection districts, municipal fire and police departments, and emergency dispatch centers. Our clients include fire and police commissions, public pension funds, 9-1-1 centers, emergency telephone systems boards, ambulance services, and rescue squads. Today, we represent over 200 emergency service agencies, and our attorneys are highly regarded throughout the state and nation in this area of the law. Our depth of experience gives us a clear understanding of the complex issues facing providers of emergency services.
We are proud of our representation of statewide and regional public safety organizations such as the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, the Illinois Public Safety Agency Network, the Illinois Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association, the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, and the Northern Illinois Alliance of Fire Protection Districts. We have also served as special counsel to many municipalities and fire protection districts when complex issues are beyond the expertise or resources of local counsel.
- Issues Unique to Public Safety Entities
- Consolidation of Fire Districts
- Intergovernmental Agreements
- Disciplinary Hearings
- Contract Negotiations
- Employment Law
- Hiring, Promotion and Discharge of Employees
- Collective Bargaining Negotiations
- Public Employee Disability Act
- Public Safety Employee Benefits Act
- Emerging Issues and Legislative Initiatives