University of Oklahoma College of Law,
J.D., with highest honors, 2015
SBA Student Body President
Order of the Barristers
Oklahoma Law Review, Editor
Board of Advocates
Comfort Top Ten Scholar
Order of the Coif
Florida International University,
M.S. Criminal Justice, 2012
University of Oklahoma,
B.A. Psychology with Criminology Minor, 2010
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
Michigan USDC, Western District
Listed in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Commercial Litigation in St. Louis, Missouri (by BL Rankings), 2021
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2014
University of Oklahoma Office of Legal Counsel
Legal Intern, 2013-2014
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma
Appellate Division Law Clerk, 2013
Atkinson, Haskins, Nellis, Brittingham, Gladd & Fiasco (Tulsa)
Law Clerk, 2013
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Defense Research Institute
Junior League of St. Louis
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
OU Alumni Association - St. Louis Chapter
Women's Lawyers Association
Young Friends of Downtown St. Louis
Elise brings her prior work experience from higher education and marketing to apply practical approaches to all stages of federal and state complex commercial litigation.
In particular, Elise zealously advocates for clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in discovery, alternative dispute resolution, trials, and appeals. She has experience assisting clients in a variety of litigation, including class actions, health care investigations, business torts, consumer protection, contract disputes, and landlord-tenant matters.
Elise's practice involves numerous industries, such as manufacturing, banking and finance, and health care. Elise has helped clients navigate complex discovery disputes, respond to DOJ health care investigations, successfully transfer cases based on personal jurisdiction, and win over $4 million in damages for a landlord-tenant contract dispute.
Prior to joining Thompson Coburn, Elise graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. During law school, Elise honed her advocacy skills on multiple moot court teams, earning a second place finish at the National Health Law competition and a top eight finish at the Moot Court National Championships. Elise also demonstrated exceptional research and writing skills by earning the highest grade in both Advanced Legal Research and Advanced Persuasive Writing.
Outside the firm, Elise is actively involved in the community. She handles pro bono landlord-tenant cases, volunteers through multiple organizations, and participates in local bar associations.
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