Elizabeth M. Bezak was raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended and graduated from the University of Illinois. She received her juris doctor degree, cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1992. At Valparaiso, Ms. Bezak served on the Executive Board as Executive Editor of Student Writing for the Valparaiso University Law Review. She authored and published “DNA Profiling Evidence: The Need For A Uniform and Workable Evidentiary Standard of Admissibility.” 26 Val.U.L.Rev. 595 (Spring 1992).
Ms. Bezak concentrates her practice in civil litigation, particularly in the worker’s compensation and insurance defense areas. She has handled cases for individuals and businesses in several different counties in the State of Indiana. Ms. Bezak has conducted both bench and jury trials and handles cases in both State and Federal Courts. She has litigated cases at both the trial and appellate levels and has successfully argued before the Indiana Supreme Court.
Ms. Bezak periodically presents seminars to insurance companies and businesses which cover many different legal topics, including special investigations, claims management and worker’s compensation.
Ms. Bezak has served as an Associate Member, Barrister Member and Program Director for the Calumet American Inn of Court. She also served on the Executive Board of Trustees for the Lake Area United Way for several years. Additionally, Ms. Bezak is an Adjunct Professor at Valparaiso University School of Law where she has taught Pre-Trial Skills for approximately ten (10) years.
Ms. Bezak is admitted to practice in both the State and Federal Courts in Indiana and Illinois, and is a member of the Lake County, Indiana, Indiana State, Illinois State and American Bar Associations.
Valparaiso University School of Law, 1992
Juris Doctor, cum laude
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989
Bachelor of Arts
Other Court Admissions
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana