Alisa is the firm’s only Chicago native, and you can definitely hear it in her accent. She received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Loyola University – Chicago, getting her English degree while on a combined swimming/academic scholarship. She concentrates her practice almost exclusively in the area of employment, labor, and education law.
I concentrate my practice in employment and labor law (even though I disliked it as a summer associate many, many, many years ago). It is a fascinating practice, with challenging issues being raised quite frequently, especially given the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work, and the like. About 20 years ago, I was able to begin to utilize my skills to handle student matters at private schools, which was a great way to feel reinvigorated about my practice. Similarly, about 12 years ago, I was welcomed by the Fire Service community and have been fortunate to meet and work with our nation’s first responders on different workplace issues. Needless to say, I enjoy the practice of law still after all this time.
What else can I tell you? I am a Chicago native and received both my degrees from Loyola University – Chicago. While an undergraduate, I attended school on a full swimming/academic scholarship. My favorite breed of dog is the Belgian Tervuren, and if you have seen a long-haired red shepherd walking her master along the northern shore of Lake Michigan (usually with a floppy-eared Corgi in tow), that was probably us.
Thank you for visiting our site. Feel free to reach out with any questions. I am generally in our Evanston office.