Principled Advocacy For Families And Individuals With Disabilities And The Professionals Who Serve Them
Elizabeth A. Lawhorn
Ms. Lawhorn focuses her practice on guardianship and probate litigation, mental health, and child welfare and juvenile law. She represents individuals, hospitals, and social service agencies in addressing all of their mental health, surrogate decision making, and related needs.
Ms. Lawhorn has litigated many cases before the probate court and other divisions of the circuit court. She has also served as principal brief writer in many of the firm’s most complex and novel cases. She is a former Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Legal Writing at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She also co-authored a chapter on confidentiality of mental health records for the Illinois Practice Series and was selected to co-author an article on life sustaining treatment and advance directives for a special edition of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Annals of Health Law.
Ms. Lawhorn earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and served as an Executive Editor of the Law Journal. She was selected for a Civitas Child Law Fellowship and received a Certificate of Specialization in Child and Family Law.