Elizabeth Camille Christen



Elizabeth Christen focuses her practice on defending global manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical, automotive and service industry clients in complex product liability litigation and commercial disputes in state and federal courts. She has significant experience advising clients through all phases of litigation, including trials, depositions, mediations, settlements, motion practice and appeals.

Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth worked for an Illinois defense firm representing insurance companies, medical institutions, and health and legal professionals in malpractice lawsuits. In that capacity, she successfully first-chaired one bench trial and second-chaired eight jury trials. She also served as lead local counsel for a national manufacturer and retailer confronting multiple mass-tort class actions in the Northern District of Illinois.

During law school, Elizabeth earned awards for her legal writing and oral argument skills. She interned with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and clerked for the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Budzinski in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D. (2012)

Miami University (Ohio)
M.A. summa cum laude (2009)

Miami University (Ohio)
B.A. cum laude (2006)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Ascend Justice
  • Lawyers in the Classroom

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Associates Committee, 2019-20
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