Elizabeth A. Knight
Elizabeth Knight (Betty) is one of the principals of the firm and along with her husband, Byron, has served as a leader of the firm’s civil defense trial and appellate practice for over 35 years in federal and state courts in Illinois and Indiana. She has successfully served as lead trial counsel in high profile cases involving complex federal and state laws with millions of dollars in damage exposure to the firm’s clients. She is a 1978 graduate of DePaul University College of Law. She’s licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and supreme and appellate courts throughout Illinois and Indiana. She is the head of the firm’s appellate division. She has presented appeals in all five Illinois district appellate courts, Illinois Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court, and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and has successfully defeated petitions of writ of certiorari on constitutional questions in the United States Supreme Court.
Betty has presented extensively in the arenas of civil rights and contractor negligence law. She has lectured and provided training to numerous municipalities and police departments on topics such as use of force, racial profiling, police pursuits, and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Betty’s record of success at the dispositive motion stage and at trial is impressive and has resulted in millions of dollars saved for the firm’s clients.