Elisabeth C. Ross


Elisabeth is an experienced litigator in the firm’s Global Insurance Department. She focuses her practice on professional liability matters, commercial general liability coverage disputes, and claims involving errors and omissions, institutional bad faith, and improper claims handling and underwriting practices. Elisabeth handles matters in both state and federal courts across the country.

In the construction context, Elisabeth’s practice concentrates on defending architects, engineers, and other design professionals in disputes involving breach of contract, design defects, construction management, personal injury, and construction defects. Elisabeth has litigated claims involving Chicago landmarks such as the Old Main Post Office and Aqua Tower in addition to other commercial and municipal structures.

Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Elisabeth taught public speaking in the Rhetoric Program at Northwestern University, where she conducted research on U.S. political culture and obtained a master’s in communication studies. While in law school, Elisabeth served as president of the Women’s Law Society. She is proud of her pro bono activities, including her work on behalf of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States.




More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.


Pandemic May Change The Way We Design Our Courthouses

July 21, 2020

Elisabeth Ross authored an Expert Analysis article in Law360 discussing her take on how the COVID pandemic is bound to impact not only the processes and procedures of the courts going forward, but also the very design and architecture of the courtrooms themselves.

How COVID-19 Might Uproot Centuries Of Litigation Traditions

April 21, 2020

Elisabeth Ross and Christopher Hennessy published an article to Law360 discussing how due to COVID-19 courts, judges and attorneys may have to adapt further or even change the rules of litigation to bring greater flexibility to the way cases are handled.

Events & Seminars

Past Events


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, B.A.
  • Northwestern University, M.A.

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" 2023

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Illinois

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