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Elizabeth Fors
Elizabeth Fors

2020 Up & Coming Attorneys: Elizabeth Fors

An associate with Robins Kaplan, Elizabeth Fors forsook one career to start a second. A risky move, but it has paid off.

She was second chair in her first medical malpractice trial just three months after joining the bar. And under the aegis of partner Chris Messerli, Fors has participated in several major medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

How and when did you know you wanted to study law and pursue it as a career?

This is a second career for me. I was in sports TV production. When I was shifting out of that, my brother-in-law, who’s a lawyer, suggested that I get my paralegal certificate. I worked for a great solo practitioner who focused on medical malpractice and personal injury, and it just clicked with me. I knew I wanted to help people who needed an advocate, and I was good at it.

What inspires you and motivates you to achieve your goals?

It’s hard with COVID-19, but I think about my clients — the troubles and heartaches they’re enduring. I know of a mother who died of breast cancer that should have been caught much earlier. Knowing that I’m their only advocate keeps me motivated.

What’s the best piece of advice that you ever received?

Have something else besides the law. You can burn out so quickly. You need an outlet and some time for yourself. Just walking your dog for 20 minutes can change your whole outlook.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

As I mentioned, I produced coverage of live sporting events. I’ve been to almost every Major League stadium.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love sitting in front of my condo and just watching the world go by with my dog.

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