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Elizabeth Rebecca Bacon Ehlers

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Naperville, IL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as ELIZABETH R. BACON CIPP/US, Elizabeth Bacon

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1989
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Elizabeth

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I am an experienced and pragmatic lawyer who assists corporations in the areas of privacy and data protection concerns, business disputes of all sorts, commercial and consumer related litigation, and lots of other issues that arise in the course of doing business in today's complex economy.  

I believe in achieving real results that make a positive difference to you and your business. After twenty five years of practice in jurisdictions all over this country, I do not believe that our legal system is necessarily the best or even an effective way to solve any problem that is 1) important to you or your business; 2) involves significant resources or assets, or 3) has any real degree of time sensitivity. That being said, I have successfully tried lots of state and federal court cases and profitably settled many, many more.  

I will help you assess the issues, identify the options and develop a game plan to get your business where you want it to be. As a team, we can work together to steer daily corporate decisions around the inevitable hurdles of legal liability and guide the business forward in coordination with your vision and aspirations.

Prior to joining this firm, I was Senior Counsel for Motorola in Schaumburg, IL, where I managed both commercial and government litigation portfolios for one of four global business units.  Prior to that, I was a litigation and trial partner at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, LLP, Chicago, IL (1997 – 2006) and Katten, Muchin & Zavis, Chicago, IL (1996 – 1997). During these years of private practice, I represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including class action suits; multi-district litigation; multi-jurisdictional consumer fraud claims; professional malpractice claims; misapplied RICO liability theories; product liability and national consumer recall issues; corporate control contests; and franchise system/securities issues.  I have also represented the interests of carriers in primary and multi-layer liability matters, and reinsurers in treaty disputes, advised multi-departmental corporations on data retention policies and compliance best practices, and coordinated pending commercial litigation with related insolvency proceedings in several jurisdictions. 

In matters of public record, my clients have included Unilever, Nestle, The Hartford, UPS, AON, Mail Boxes, Etc., Baxter International, Allegiance, Trans Union Corporation, Tricon Foods, Salerno Foods, Taco Bell, Outsource Temporary Staffing, Quest Diagnostics, FINOVA Capital Corporation, Queens Health Systems, McDonald’s, Farley Industries, Fruit of the Loom, LifeSource and Snap-on Tools Corporation.  I have also designed and presented numerous training seminars for professional audiences, including Motorola, AON, Fireman’s Fund, The Tribune Company, Meredith Corporation, DePaulUniversity and ABA Section of Litigation.

I am licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, before Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and In the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In addition, I have appeared through numerous pro hac viceadmissions in state and federal courts throughout the United States. 

I graduated from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 1989. Prior to that, I completed my undergraduate work at The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH where I received a B.A. in History/Women’s Studies in 1985.


Brooks, Tarulis & Tibble, LLC
101 N Washington St
Naperville, IL, 60540-4511

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Posted by Kathy | July 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Elizabeth assisted us by drafting legal documents for architectural services. She was very thorough in assessing our needs and was very efficient in producing the needed documents. She showed a real concern for us as clients and was incredibly approachable and patient with us. She really goes above and beyond. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2015
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Business Sale and Partnership Agreement
We would like to thank Elizabeth for her exceptional guidance and professionalism (for over four years) throughout our case. Elizabeth is well versed in the Law, and worked relentlessly to achieve justice, while remaining respectful in and out of the Courtroom. She guided, prepared and led us very efficiently. She maintains high work ethics, honesty as well as insight. Our family was very pleased with the positive outcome. Elizabeth is a pleasure to work with and a true professional.
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Posted by George | August 24, 2015
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From initial review, to negotiations, to final settlement—we couldn't have asked for better representation than Elizabeth.
Background: a life insurance company was holding up our lump sum payment because of some technicalities. Another lawyer thought that we may need to fight the insurance company in federal court, which would be expensive and time consuming. That's when we decided to meet with Elizabeth. Thanks to Elizabeth's experience (and the support of her talented team), they were able to get this matter settled in just two weeks! Based on her negotiations with the insurance company, we didn't have to A) settle the matter in federal court, and B) pay the insurance company's legal fees, which they were seeking. We were thrilled with the strategy, service and results provided by Elizabeth and her team. Thanks again!
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Posted by Margo | August 23, 2015
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Saved our families inheritance.
After months of negotiations with one of the largest insurance companies over a large life insurance policy and at least two other law firms we hired Elizabeth Ehlers to help us with this case. Literally 2 weeks later we had an agreement and received the full amount from the insurance company plus she had the foresight to make sure that they incurred all of the legal costs for stringing us along for months. I would highly recommend her for her competence, compassion and dedication to helping those who have been wronged.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Brooks, Tarulis & Tibble, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Motorola, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Partner
  • DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary
  • 1997 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Katten, Muchin & Zavis
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Jenner & Block
  • 1989 - 1991
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  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • 2016
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • College of Wooster
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • WLMA
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Member, CIPP/US
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • College of Wooster Legal Alumni Society
  • Steering Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell (1996 to present)
  • 2015
  • 2005 Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • 40 Under 40
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • 2002


  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • E-Commerce
  • 2003
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • E-Filing
  • 2003

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Business Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Elizabeth on a number of business and litigation matters, including a four week long trial. She is highly effective, intelligent, organized and well spoken. I hold her in the highest regard as an attorney and member of the community."
Business Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Elizabeth is a great attorney, with high morals and the experience to zealously serve her clients."
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Naperville Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Elizabeth Rebecca Bacon Ehlers
Elizabeth Rebecca Bacon Ehlers
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Naperville, IL
Licensed for 34 years
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