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Elizabeth A. Ekl

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Itasca, Illinois

Elizabeth began her career in law enforcement as an assistant state's attorney at the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. Elizabeth tried approximately a hundred cases to verdict during the seven years she was employed by the state's attorney's office before joining Jim Sotos in his practice in 2003. Elizabeth has been recognized for her trial work by the Association of Governmental Attorneys in Capital Litigation who awarded her the Regional Vice President's Trial Advocacy Award and also by the Addison Merit Review Board who awarded her a Distinguished Team Award. Elizabeth is a 1997 graduate of DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. She also studied in a summer law program through Florida State University at Oxford University in Oxford, England. Elizabeth graduated from Indiana University in 1993 where she earned a bachelor's degree in Finance.


Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Defense
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Government Representation
  • Employment Discrimination Defense
  • Employee Internal Investigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2005


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Finance

Honors and Awards

  • Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation - Trial Advocacy Award, 1998 - 1999
  • Addison Merit Review Board - Distinguished Service Team Award, 1998 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, Assistant State's Attorney, 1997 - 2003
  • DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, Law Clerk, 1996 - 1997

Office Location

The Sotos Law Firm, P.C.
Phone: 630-735-3300
Fax: 630-773-0980

Itasca Office:
550 E. Devon Avenue
Suite 150
Itasca, IL 60143
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Chicago Office: (by appt only)
20 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602
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