Erica S. Gelfand

Gelf lawMs. Gelfand has dedicated her legal career to fighting for the rights of others. With a diverse range of work experiences, including at a state human rights agency, an international institution, various non-profit organizations, a legal clinic, law firms, and more, Ms. Gelfand has learned to adapt and sharpen her skills to fit a wide variety of legal situations. The common thread in all her work experiences, however, has been her passion for helping others. In opening her law firm, Ms. Gelfand continues to dedicate herself to the pursuit of aiding others, striving to provide hands-on and stress free experiences for her clients.

Past Experiences:


  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Council for American-Islamic Relations
  • National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Center for Justice in Capital Cases
  • International Human Rights Law Institute
  • Illinois Human Rights Commission


  • Mandatory Reassignment and the ADA: The ‘Reassignment to a Vacant Position’ Clause and the Scope of Duty it Imposes on Employers, 4 DePaul J. Soc. Just 313 (2011).


  • University of Arizona, BA 2007, Political Science & Russian Studies
  • DePaul University College of Law, JD 2011
  • George Washington University College of Law, LLM 2012, International and Comparative Law

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