Barbara Erickson represents school districts, municipalities, and park districts in all areas of the law. Ms. Erickson’s primary concentration is on employee benefits, with an emphasis on state and federal pension laws, health insurance, including the implications of the Affordable Care Act, and deferred compensation. Ms. Erickson also is experienced in labor and employment law and general contract review.
Prior to attending law school, she worked in private industry for seven years as Project Manager and Manager of Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Control. Ms. Erickson graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science. She earned her master’s degree in industrial safety and hygiene from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and her certificate in hazardous materials management from the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. Ms. Erickson received her law degree and certificate in labor and employment law from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2004 where she also was a student editor for the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report.