J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1988
A.B., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Psychology, 1985, with high distinction
Elisa Whitman began her law career at a large firm in Baltimore, Maryland, where her practice focused on business and real estate transactions. She represented individuals and all types of business entities, including not for profit organizations. Upon relocating to Rockford with her family in 1994, she continued her practice, emphasizing business guidance and succession planning.
Elisa is a member of the American Bar Association, Winnebago County Bar Association, and Illinois State Bar Association.
Illinois State Courts
Maryland State Courts (now inactive)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Elisa has been actively involved in local community service organizations since her arrival in Rockford. She has served as president and in various capacities on the boards of directors of the Winnebago County Bar Association, Winnebago County Medical Society Alliance, Rockford Health Careers Foundation, Alliance for Community Health, Hadassah, Temple Beth-El Foundation, and the 1914 Legacy Endowment Campaign. In 2016 she served on the strategic planning committee for gifted education in the Rockford School District. Elisa has four children. She enjoys traveling, listening to Bruce Springsteen, and spending time with her dog and twin granddaughters.