Elizabeth Schieber is a litigator who concentrates her practice in products and premises liability. She currently represents clients in a variety of toxic tort and general liability actions in Illinois and throughout the country. Ms. Schieber is experienced in all stages of defense litigation, including depositions, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, negotiating settlements, and conducting trials.
Ms. Schieber began her career in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal. There, she was part of a trial team that successfully defended a large insurance carrier in a coverage case in federal court.
Ms. Schieber devotes considerable time to pro bono matters. Most recently, Ms. Schieber represented a criminal defendant convicted of aggravated battery on appeal.
University of California - Los Angeles, B.A. (political science) magna cum laude, 2005
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2009
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2013
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
- “The Apex Doctrine: Protecting Corporate Executives From Abusive Discovery Practices,” International Comparative Legal Guide to Product Liability Journal (2014).
- "Illinois- One State, One Workers' Compensation System, Two Interpretations," American Bar Association's Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee Newsletter (Spring 2013).