Rebecca Boyd-Obarski



  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1980
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1984
  • Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1984
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association


Rebecca graduated from the University of Illinois in 1980 with a B.A. in Speech Communications and received her law degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1984, with Distinction.

She joined Brien Nagle at Nagle & Higgins, P.C. in 2005. She represents firm clients as they deal with workforce matters, debt collection, mechanics lien rights, and protection of their intellectual property. In addition, Rebecca assists clients with residential real estate transactions, and estate planning and administration, from drafting of wills to probating estates, she also helps new entrepreneurs organize and operate small businesses. She works with formation of not for profit corporations and assists in obtaining tax-exempt status, if appropriate, and in managing operational issues. She represents both employees and employers in discrimination claims and unemployment compensation determinations.

A resident of Naperville since 1986, Rebecca spent twelve years managing a part-time private practice and raising her two children while volunteering in the Naperville community. During that time she also taught business law and speech communication part-time at College of Du Page and Waubonsee Community College. She has held leadership positions in many local organizations, among them Ss Peter & Paul Church, Naperville Community Unit School District 203 parent and districtwide organizations, Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry, Naperville CARES, 360 Youth Services and Saybrook Bath & Racquet Club. She served Naperville as a Fire & Police Commissioner for 7 years and stepped away from the Naperville Board of Fire & Police Commissioners as Chairman in 2015 upon her election to Naperville City Council.

Her husband is an investment banker with Stifel Nicolaus. They have two grown children, Andrew and Ellen.