At five years old, Elise Blandin witnessed an injustice close to home, an event that sparked her lifelong pursuit of supporting people in vulnerable positions. Her conviction for righting wrongs never wavered, and at age 10 she began working with children and adults with special needs. At age 12, Elise began working in the file room at her father’s law firm during school breaks and whenever extra help was needed. By the time she enrolled in undergraduate classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana, she’d worked in nearly every role at the firm.
Elise’s passion lies in helping others who don’t have a voice and advocating for those who suffer injustices. This passion is evident every day that she practices law, fighting on behalf of her clients at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates.
Primary Practice Focus
Elise Blandin is an associate attorney at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, where she focuses her practice in the areas of medical malpractice (Read: Medical Errors: 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.), wrongful death, automobile collisions (Read: Can I sue someone personally after a car accident?), premises liability, and construction negligence.
Elise’s hard work and commitment to clients is made clear through the numerous verdicts and settlements she’s obtained. One such notable case resulted in a $50 million settlement for the family of a worker who died in following a workplace injury in the Chicago area in 2016. She also obtained a record-breaking $12.35 million settlement on behalf of the family of a client whose doctors failed to diagnose her breast cancer in a timely manner, which ultimately led to her death at 37 years old.
Outside of the courtroom, Elise is a fervent advocate for children, spending her time as a volunteer and developing programs for those most at-risk. Elise volunteers her time to work with children and adults who have special needs at a program focused on social enrichment and improving participants’ life skills.