Ben H. Elson

Joining People’s Law Office in 2005, immediately following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mr. Elson has concentrated his practice on police misconduct, prisoners’ rights, and wrongful conviction cases. 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 Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. Admitted to practice in both Illinois and Wisconsin, he also serves as an editor of the Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report, published by Thomson West.

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) 2012-2014

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