Elizabeth A. Ekl


Elizabeth Ekl has vast experience representing public and private sector clients in complex federal and state litigation. Elizabeth began her career as an assistant state’s attorney in the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she tried more than 100 cases to verdict and became a champion for victim’s rights in the felony Domestic Violence Unit. She has worked extensively in the defense of police, municipalities, governmental entities, and school officials in high profile and high exposure civil rights cases. Her practice also includes risk management analysis, internal employee investigations, and third-party representation. She has achieved numerous client-favorable dismissals and summary judgments, facilitated complex settlements involving mass tort and class actions, and successfully presented arguments to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Elizabeth has been a Board Member of the Federal Bar Association – Chicago Chapter since 2019 and has been an Executive Board Member since 2023.



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. of Illinois – Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court C.D. of Illinois – Trial Bar



  • DePaul University College of Law, JD
  • Indiana University, BA, Finance
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England (summer program through Florida State University)


  • Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation,
    Trial Advocacy Award 1998-99
  • Addison Merit Review Board, Distinguished Service Team Award, 1998-1999
  • Federal Bar Association – Chicago Chapter, Board Member, 2019 to the present


Phone 312 878 1297