New scholarship honors Union Grove native killed in 2020 crash who had been a ‘top of her class’ attorney | Local News
“Elizabeth was an excellent student, and her hard work in law school resulted in her legal career which enabled her to become a very accomplished attorney in a short space of time,” said Tara R. Devine, managing partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard’s Lake County office. “Elizabeth was at the top of her class and very proud of her accomplishments in law school and in Wisconsin. This scholarship recognizes and represents Elizabeth’s best qualities: her hard work and her heart. “
Olszewski knew from childhood in Union Grove that she wanted to be a lawyer. A student at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, she set her sights on law school and received a 2008 bachelor’s degree with honors in political science with an emphasis on law and criminal law. She then took up a position as a personal injury clerk at the Racine law firm, where she continued to work as a law student at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. As a member of the Law Review, she graduated magna cum laude.
In 2013, Elizabeth joined Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard as a personal injury attorney. During her seven years at the firm, Olszweski had a profound influence on her colleagues, clients and countless other people she met inside and outside the courtroom, the firm said in the press release. In recognition of her outstanding legal work, Olszewski was recognized as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media. This is an award for the top 2% of lawyers in Illinois who are under 40 years of age or have practiced 10 years or less.