Riley N. Oncken - Attorney

Riley is a 2004 Graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude.  He is also an alumnus of Western Illinois University, where he double-majored in Political Science and Law Enforcement & Justice Administration, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  He is also an alumnus of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity, WIU College Republicans, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Theta Phi, the Public Interest Law Society, the WIU Marching Band, and several other organizations and fraternities.  Riley grew up in Sugar Grove and attended West Aurora High School, graduating in 1997.  Riley is the son of Jan Oncken and Lee Oncken and has two brothers, Conor and Dylan. 

Prior to opening his own firm in August 2012, Mr. Oncken was a partner in the firm of Smith, Wykes, & Oncken, P.C. and had worked for its predecessors since 2004.  During law school, Mr. Oncken worked as a law clerk for the firm of Gallagher & Brady.  His other previous work experience includes the United States Customs Service, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington D.C., and several prestigious bartending positions.

Riley is a member of the Rotary Club of Sycamore and previously served as the Club's President for the 2014-2015 year. He has also served on the NIU College of Law Alumni Council and is a Republican Precinct Committeeman in Sycamore.  Mr. Oncken was elected to the DeKalb County Board, where he served from 2008-2012. Following the 2012 election, he was re-appointed to the board, where he served DeKalb County residents until resigning in 2015 to spend time with his growing family.  During his time on the Board, he served on the Economic Development, Law and Justice, Rules, Pollution Control Facility, and Jail Planning Committees. He also served on the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau from 2010-2012. Riley has also been a volunteer attorney for Prairie State Legal Services and CASA of DeKalb County. In July 2013, Riley was appointed as conflict counsel for the 23rd Judicial Circuit.  Mr. Oncken attends Christ Community Church and serves on its Trustee Board.  He has also been a volunteer on the creative arts ministry team, where he sings and produces services.

Riley is married to Heather (Haupt) and they have four daughters, Mia, Quinn, Hattie and Rowan.


Practice of Law

Admissions:       
State of Illinois – Admitted November 2004            
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois – Admitted November 2004

Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association – Member, 2004 - Present
DeKalb County Bar Association – Member, 2004 - Present
Kane County Bar Association – Member, 2004 - Present    
Sycamore Chamber of Commerce
National Rifle Association & Illinois State Rifle Association
DeKalb County Farm Bureau
DeKalb County Republican Central Committee


Evan J. King - Attorney

Evan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  After his undergraduate studies, he earned a Master’s degree in Literacy Education from Northern Illinois University and was a bilingual elementary teacher in Waukegan, Illinois.  In 2014, Evan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he was a member of both the Law Review and Moot Court Society. 

With a strong belief in service and volunteerism, Evan has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children since 2011, having served in both Lake and DeKalb Counties.  He is also a pro bono attorney for CASA of DeKalb County, and currently serves on the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau Board of Directors.

Evan grew up rurally, playing in the creeks, fields, and forests of central Illinois, just north of Hudson.  He and his wife, Araceli, have three children, Stephany, Maggie, and Adrian.  Together with his family, Evan enjoys backpacking, camping, hiking, and traveling.  He is also an avid home brewer and makes his own beer, mead, and cider. 


Practice of Law

Admissions:       
State of Illinois – Admitted May 2015           

Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association – Member, 2013 - Present
DeKalb County Bar Association – Member, 2015 - Present
Kane County Bar Association – Member, 2015 - Present    
 


Heather Haacker - Office Manager

Heather has been an employee of the Office since it opened in 2012.  She holds an Associate's Degree in Business Management from Kishwaukee College and has 14 years of experience in the legal field.  Heather and her family are long time Sycamore residents.  She and her husband, Jim, have three children, Jon, Jodi, and Nathan.  In her spare time, Heather enjoys reading crocheting, and spending time with her family.


Jenna Weaver - Legal Assistant

Jenna Weaver, born and raised in Sycamore, has been employed with the firm since November 2015. She is a 2016 graduate of Sycamore High School, where she was actively involved in volleyball, track and field, DCP safe, Best Buddies and Big Sis Lil Sis. Jenna is currently working on her Associate's degree in science at Waubonsee Community College, after which she plans to pursue Bachelor's and Master's degrees in neuroscience. She is a current member of the National Society of Leadership and Success in hopes of gaining the necessary skills to take her far in her schooling and career. In her spare time, she enjoys time spent with friends and family.