Biography

Elise brings concentrated, hands-on jury and bench trial experience to each dispute.  She has made over a thousand appearances in Delaware courts and won significant trial victories before Delaware juries, before Superior Court judges, and before the Delaware Supreme Court.  Hard-won experience in the nitty-gritty of the courtroom is where Elise excels: organizing exhibits and evidence to flow logically, cross-examining difficult witnesses and adverse experts, selecting a jury and persuading that jury through opening and closing argument– the raw details of winning trial work.  Elise understands that not every case calls for a courtroom resolution, but when litigation is inevitable, she never loses sight of the end goal.  Whether through trial, motion practice, or settlement negotiations, Elise knows how to optimize her client’s chances of success. 

It’s the kind of experience not commonly attained in the early years of an attorney’s career and Elise now brings those skills, obtained in criminal defense litigation, to the firm’s Complex and Specialty Litigation practice.  Elise can do the research necessary to win, but more than that, she can put the research to work—leading to a more favorable result for her clients.

Education

  • Widener University Delaware Law School  (J.D.)
  • University of Delaware  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Clerkships

  • Office of Defense Services in their Appellate Division

Distinctions

  • Moot Court Honor Society

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member