ELIN SHOBACK graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2014 and received her Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2018. While at DePaul, she was a member of the Social Justice Journal and participated in the Criminal Appeals Clinic. As a member of the Criminal Appeals Clinic, she wrote appellate briefs filed with the First District Court of Appeals. She also was an assistant coach for Loyola University Chicago’s undergraduate mock trial program. Ms. Shoback was an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office from 2018-2021. During her time there, she tried numerous bench and jury trials at both at the misdemeanor and felony level, including dozens of DUI and traffic offenses. Ms. Shoback was also one a select few prosecutors in Lake County certified in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), a training course provided to police officers to improve recognition of drug impairment in motorists.
In her time at LaLuzerne & Smith, Ms. Shoback has handled the firm’s DUI and traffic case intake, numerous branch court calls, and has tried dozens of motion hearings, bench, and jury trials to verdict.