Elizabeth C. Vicars is a distinguished attorney with a strong focus on Workers’ Compensation Law. Born and raised in Illinois, Elizabeth laid the foundation for her legal career at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2014.
Elizabeth’s journey into the legal field began in 2011 when she joined a prominent Chicago-based law firm specializing in workers’ compensation defense as a Law Clerk. Her dedication and legal acumen quickly propelled her career, leading to her promotion to the role of Associate Attorney upon graduating in 2014. Remarkably, by 2021, Elizabeth became the youngest Partner at the same firm, a testament to her exceptional skills and commitment to the field.
Throughout her tenure, Elizabeth demonstrated her expertise by efficiently managing the defense of employers in workers’ compensation cases spanning various industries, including transportation, distribution, manufacturing, construction, trucking, and others. This experience equipped her with a deep understanding of the methods and tactics employed in defending such cases, establishing her as a formidable force in the realm of workers’ compensation law.
In 2023, Elizabeth made the strategic move to Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP, where she joined its team of highly experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers. Drawing on her extensive background in representing employers, she now advocates for work injury victims and their families. Her unique perspective from “the other side” provides her clients with a distinct competitive advantage.
Elizabeth’s commitment to justice and her clients is evident in her proactive approach to navigating the intricacies of the workers’ compensation claims process. Her dedication to fighting for what is right ensures that her clients and their families have the upper hand in securing full compensation for their injuries.
Beyond her legal pursuits, Elizabeth is a devoted violinist and finds joy in spending time with her two standard poodles. She is also deeply involved in her community, bar organizations, and a number of charitable endeavors.
Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP is proud to call Elizabeth C. Vicars a trusted member of the team.
- Summa Cum Laude graduate of Millikin University
- Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society Member, Omega Alpha Chapter
- Member of the Illinois State Bar Association
- Member of the Chicago Bar Association
- Member of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
- Member of the Illinois Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation
- 2013 Semi-Finalist of the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team
- Principal Second Violinist, Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra
- Violinist, DuPage Symphony Orchestra