Elisa was born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1981 and raised in Knoxville. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Bradley University where she was a member of the Mock Trial team for 3 years and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana after graduation to attend law school.
She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University College of Law- New Orleans in 2006, however, during Hurricane Katrina she attended Loyola Law School - Chicago where she taught street law to high school students.
After graduation she returned to Knox county area and began working at the Peoria County State's Attorney's Office concentrating mainly on Juvenile Abuse and Neglect cases. She then entered private practice in Galesburg for just over two years before transferring to the Knox County State's Attorney's Office where she was the First Assistant State's Attorney until September, 2015 when she joined Alcorn Nelson as a Managing Partner.
On June 1, 2019 she became the managing member of Nelson & Associates LLC.
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