Elizabeth Wagman Tressler Attorney

Wagman, Elizabeth F. Senior Counsel

Wagman, Elizabeth F. Senior Counsel

Practice Focus

With over a decade’s experience as an attorney, Elizabeth Wagman brings a background to Tressler LLP rooted in the application of both school and municipal law. Most recently, Elizabeth served as the Director of Due Process and Mediation for Chicago Public Schools, a position covering approximately 400,000 students in 660 schools across Chicago. In this role Elizabeth acted as lead legal counsel for CPS and Chicagoland charter schools for all matters stemming from special education litigation and mediation. 

In her leadership role with CPS, Elizabeth led her team to act proactively to decrease litigation and increase mechanisms to support schools in participating in early resolution, leading to a decrease in litigation costs and a preservation of the school community. Throughout her tenure at CPS, Elizabeth created and provided professional development to District-level administrators, principals, clinicians, school staff and parents.

Professional Background

Prior to working at CPS, Elizabeth worked for a Chicago-based boutique firm where she concentrates in Municipal and Education Law. She also clerked at several Chicago-area special education firms where she researched and wrote legal memos on subjects related to disability law, education law and family law. 

Memberships & Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

Member of the IASB/IASC Special Education Committee

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