About Elizabeth A. Botti

Elizabeth graduated DePaul University College of Law in 2001 with honor and in the top 5% of her class. While in law school, Elizabeth was a member of the law review, a Legal Writing teacher’s assistant, and received numerous awards for her academic achievements.

From 2001 until 2010, Elizabeth represented indigent criminal defendants on appeal in the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court as an Assistant Appellate Defender with the Office of the State Appellate Defender. As an Assistant Appellate Defender, Elizabeth briefed hundreds of cases and orally argued before both the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court. Elizabeth also supervised other assistants with the writing of their briefs, and helped prepare attorneys for oral arguments. Elizabeth was a member of the prosecutorial misconduct committee, and has spoken on several topics, including prosecutorial misconduct and harmless error.

From 2005-2006, Elizabeth co-taught the Criminal Appeals Clinic as an Adjunct Professor at DePaul College of Law.

In 2009, Elizabeth co-authored the Illinois Handbook of Criminal Law Decisions, a leading resource for both criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors.

Since 2010, Elizabeth has been handling criminal appeals and post-conviction matters as a Contract Attorney. In 2017, Elizabeth joined the Botti Law Firm as Of Counsel, where she continues her work as an appellate lawyer.