Erika Orr is the solo practitioner of the Orr Law Group, Ltd. in Chicago, where she specializes in domestic relations law. She has worked extensively in litigation matters involving allocation of parental responsibilities involving decision making, parenting time, child support, and adoption, as well as evictions. In addition, her practice includes contracts related to surrogacy, real estate sales transactions, franchise agreements and entertainment agency agreements. Prior to establishing the Orr Law Group, Ltd., Erika practiced international tax law where she specialized in international acquisitions and dispositions, accounting for income taxes of publicly-traded and private equity portfolio companies, including dealing with complex income tax matters such as undistributed earnings of subsidiaries. She also has significant experience with international,
federal, state and local tax preparation and planning, accounting and more in-depth services such as single audits and program-specific audits and financial statements.
Erika has written and lectured on legal topics relating to income taxation, corporate formations and domestic relations law. Erika volunteers regularly at large Cook County-sponsored events like the Cook County Expungement Summit, in addition to participating in local mentoring activities such as conducting “Posse” interviews for graduating seniors in underrepresented communities seeking financial scholarships through the Posse Foundation. Erika is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Black Women Law Association.
Erika earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois-College of Law. She received her Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In addition, Erika graduated with a B.A. in English Literature and Language with an emphasis in Spanish from the University of Chicago in 1995. Erika Orr was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1998.