CONTACT INFORMATION
(312) 641-1555

PRACTICE FOCUS

Civil Rights Litigation
Construction Litigation
Premises Liability Litigation
Product Liability Litigation

EDUCATION

J.D., DePaul University, 2000
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rhetoric with double major in English Literature, 1997

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Jump & Associates, 2000-2002
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, Since 2002

AWARDS

– Highest Honors in Torts, Cali Award in Excellence, DePaul University College of Law
– Dean’s Scholar

Contact Information

Practice Focus


Civil Rights Litigation
Construction Litigation
Premises Liability Litigation
Product Liability Litigation

Education


J.D., DePaul University, 2000
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rhetoric with double major in English Literature, 1997

Bar & Court Admissions


Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois

Legal Experience


Jump & Associates, 2000-2002
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, Since 2002

Awards


– Highest Honors in Torts, Cali Award in Excellence, DePaul University College of Law
– Dean’s Scholar

Elaine C. Davenport is a seasoned trial attorney with a proven record of efficient and effective results. She concentrates her practice representing and advocating on behalf of municipalities and their law enforcement officers in Civil Rights matters in both state and federal court. She is also highly experienced in complex litigation including construction actions representing owners and contractors; premises liability matters representing national corporate clients; and, litigation of personal injury/wrongful death matters. Ms. Davenport is trial hardened in both state and federal court and is a member of the Federal Court Trial Bar.

REPORTED CASES

  • Lawson v. Schmitt Boulder Hill; 924 N.E.2d 503 (2nd Dist. 2010)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Hellenic Bar Association
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee Member, Hellenic Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Illinois School Board Association

GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT

  • School Board Member, District 127 ½; Elected Government Official; 4 Year Term, Commencing April 2017

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Editor-in-Chief, DePaul Environmental Law Digest [Staff writer / Editor in Chief, 1998-2000]
  • Illinois Criminal Law: A Survey of Crimes and Defenses (3rd Edition, 2000) John F. Decker [various chapters].
  • Faculty speaker at the North Central Regional Trial Academy on topic of Voir Dire; October 7-8, 2016