Ben H. Elson

Ben Elson is a partner at the People’s Law Office. His practice focuses on representing victims of police and other governmental misconduct in civil rights cases, including people who have been wrongfully convicted, subjected to police brutality, and denied medical attention. He has obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through verdicts and settlements. Elson serves as an editor of the Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report, published by Thomson West, and is on the Board of Directors of the National Police Accountability Project of the National Lawyers Guild.

Elson graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005. During law school he worked as an Ella Baker intern at the Center for Constitutional Rights, clerked for the Jeff Scott Olson Law Firm, a civil rights firm in Madison, Wisconsin, and interned for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson.

Education:
University of Wisconsin, B.A. 2002
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. 2005

Court Admissions:
Illinois Supreme Court
Wisconsin Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Awards & Honors:
Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers (Illinois) 2012-2016

Professional Affiliations:
National Lawyers Guild
National Police Accountability Project

Publications:
Mr. Elson has published numerous articles on aspects of civil rights law in the Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report