Elizabeth F. Brogan



Elizabeth Brogan currently serves as local prosecutor for the firm’s clients in the areas of DUI, traffic citations and local ordinance violations. She also represents local governmental clients in litigation matters in both state and federal court.

Prior to joining Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Elizabeth served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. During her time as a criminal prosecutor, she handled felony and misdemeanor matters and tried numerous bench and jury trials.

Elizabeth Brogan received her B.A. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Saint Louis University and her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. During that time, she was an Executive Board member of the Criminal Law Society and also worked as a law clerk with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Elizabeth is admitted to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Professional Affiliations

  • Elizabeth is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association.

Awards and Recognition

  • Elizabeth has been recognized by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists with a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding dedication to the cause of justice by aggressively prosecuting impaired drivers.


  • Manual on Units of Local Government Business Regulation, Taxation and Licensing – co-author, Illinois Municipal League, 2020
  • “The Prosecution of Traffic and DUI Cases by Local Governments,” – co-author, Municipal Law (Illinois): Organization, Operation, and Governance, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2019


  • Crime Free Housing Ordinance Seminars – Orland Park Police Department, 2019
  • FOIA, OMA and Law Enforcement Requests – Area Training for Librarians and Staff (ATLAS), Annual Trustee and Staff Training Workshop, 2019
  • Mock Library Board Meeting – Illinois Library Association Annual Conference, 2019

Representative Cases

  • Beckett v. Village of Maywood. Circuit Court of Cook County. Obtained summary judgment on a complaint for personal injury from a parkway trip and fall, based on the Village’s lack of notice of the specific defect
  • Villa v. City of Aurora. Circuit Court of DuPage County. Obtained dismissal of a complaint for personal injury based on the defective condition of a walking path on property of a Park District.