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Carolyn Clifford

Ottosen DiNolfo Hasenbalg & Castaldo, Ltd.


Carolyn Welch Clifford has devoted her legal career to the representation of local governments in Illinois with a special emphasis on legal issues involving the fire service. In her practice, Ms. Clifford represents public pension funds, fire and police commissions, and fire protection districts. In her practice, Ms. Clifford is actively involved in legal issues regarding the management of public pension funds. Ms. Clifford has extensive experience in handling disability pension matters from the initial hearing stage to appellate review. Her experience with employment matters from the initial hiring stage through disability and retirement provides her a unique perspective in advising clients. Ms. Clifford has handled a number of appellate cases and argued before the Illinois Appellate Court. Ms. Clifford regularly contributes articles to several publications and currently serves as the convener of the Public Safety Affinity Group for the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA). Ms. Clifford received her J.D. from the University of Illinois.