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Elizabeth Grande

Associate | egrande@smsm.com
Associate | Chicago, IL
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Elizabeth Grande is an associate attorney in the firm’s Chicago office. Focusing her practice in toxic tort litigation, Ms. Grande has extensive experience in drafting pleadings, motions, conducting legal research, taking depositions and preparing for trial. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, Ms. Grande worked as a clerk for a national insurance defense firm and for the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. She also served as a clerk for multiple plaintiff firms and The Office of the Cook County's State Attorney.

Ms. Grande earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a captain of the nationally ranked Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy Team and president of the Kent Justice Foundation. During her first year at Chicago-Kent, she was awarded a fellowship from the Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois for her academic success and commitment to the Chicago-Kent community. As a member of the Trial Advocacy Team, she finished as a semi-finalist in both the National Criminal Justice Trial Competition and the National Medical-Legal Trial Competition. She was on the Dean’s list for five semesters and received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award after receiving the highest grade in Remedies.

Ms. Grande graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago with degrees in Political Science and International Studies. Outside of her work in the legal arena, Ms. Grande enjoys coaching trial advocacy, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Young Lawyers Society of the Chicago Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois

Education

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2019

Loyola University, B.A., Political Science and International Studies, 2014

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2019