“A proven record of performance from landmark precedent-setting cases to excellence in client representation – experience counts.” – Felicia L. Frazier
A partner at Odelson & Sterk, Ltd., Felicia Frazier provides experienced counsel in the areas of school, municipal, and labor law. A graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Psychology, she earned her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. Felicia is a member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and the Illinois State Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Previously, Felicia served as Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a trial attorney, she prosecuted hundreds of cases in both bench and jury trials. In addition, she provided domestic battery training for Area 4 Police Headquarters personnel.
Felicia presently serves as general counsel to numerous school districts, as well as village attorney for multiple municipalities. Felicia’s school law experience includes hearings before the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, teacher dismissal hearings, and labor contract negotiations, including arbitrations. Her public sector experience includes personnel issues, labor and employment matters, and contract negotiations. She represents employers in state and local labor board hearings, as well as grievance and arbitration hearings.
Felicia has served as a speaker at school and municipal conferences on topics including employee discipline, discharge, pension related issues, and social media. She has also conducted training programs for a variety of employers on labor and employment law issues.
In 2018, Felicia was name as one of Crain’s Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers and was 1 of 4 recipients of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Awards. In 2019, Felicia was honored by Crain’s as one of the year’s Notable Minorities in Law.
Along with her husband and 2 children, Felicia volunteers at homeless shelters and food pantries.