Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd.

is dedicated to serving those who serve others: municipalities, public pension boards, public safety organizations, and school districts. In addition, the firm represents individuals and business entities in a wide variety of legal matters. Founded in 1992, the firm has the breadth and scope of practice that allows us to develop comprehensive solutions for our clients. Nearly 400 government entities throughout Illinois rely on our attorneys to develop solutions that meet their specific legal needs.


Every law firm’s resume speaks of the unwavering commitment of its lawyers to advance the clients’ interests in an intelligent, efficient, and economical way. That was the basis upon which Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd. was formed in 1992, and that remains the cornerstone of the firm today. What sets Ottosen Britz apart is the fact that many of its lawyers are distinguished, not only as lawyers, but also in other fields.



  • Corporate & Business Law / Taxes
  • General Practice
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation and Insurance Defense
  • Municipal Law
  • Public Pension Practice
  • Public Safety
  • School Districts


  • Mon

    On October 28, 2019 John Kelly will present on Mediation from the Employer's View which will focus on the labor mediation process.  Included in the discussion will be:  How should a public employer view mediation, what are realistic expectations for the process, and how can we best prepare to make mediation a useful tool in getting to an agreement?  John will also focus on his experience in representing management in many contract mediations to provide a glimpse behind the curtain of this process that seems to be a routine part of negotiations today.



  • Wed

    John Kelly will present a session on “Liability Issues in the 9-1-1 Center” which will be held at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. This session will be part of a three-day conference and will provide practical suggestions on limiting PSAP personnel and 9-1-1 center liability. Lessons learned from actual court cases will be used to provide examples of procedural violations that formed the basis of lawsuits against PSAPs.

  • Tue

    Ottosen Britz will hold their Eighteenth Annual School Law Conference on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle/Naperville.  The conference is aimed at providing school administrators and board members with an overview of legal issues affecting Illinois school districts.  The seminar is open to administrators and school board members.

    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the seminar runs from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.  If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact Lynne Andrews at 630.682.0085.