Practicing law in Minnesota for more than five years, Elisa is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She serves as Vice-Chair of the New Lawyers Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and was Treasurer and Chair of the Outreach Committee in the past. In addition, Elisa is a member of the Minnesota Association of Justice: Women for Justice, as well as the American Association for Justice.
In June 2013, Elisa was named as a finalist for the Public Justice 2013 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in honor of her outstanding contributions in United States and State of Illinois ex rel. Absher v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Inc.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Elisa left home to attend Bowdoin College in Maine for two years, and she completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities.
She went on to graduate in the top 15 percent of her class from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. During law school, she received several honors, including the Dean's Merit Scholarship, the Susanne C. Sedgwick Memorial Scholarship, the Law School Public Service Award, and the opportunity to serve as a student marshal at commencement.
In her spare time, Elisa enjoys spending time with her family, attending her children's school and extracurricular events, listening to music, and watching theater, baseball, and dance.