Elma is a passionate advocate and experienced trial attorney. Prior to joining Amundsen Davis, Elma was an Assistant State’s Attorney at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office where she tried more than 100 cases, including both bench and jury trials. It is this experience that has given Elma the confidence necessary to be successful both inside and outside the courtroom. Today, Elma remains an avid litigator as a member of the firm’s General Liability Service Group and represents clients in the insurance industry.
As an immigrant and refugee, Elma knows what it is like not to have the same resources and benefits as others. Elma represents clients going through some of the most trying times of their lives, and she does so with the utmost compassion, which is one of the things Elma’s clients admire and appreciate most about her. Elma’s personal experience drives her desire and dedication to help others.
Membership & Involvement
Member: Illinois Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association
- Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants: 2024
Resources & Insights
- 106 Amundsen Davis Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2024 in America106 Amundsen Davis Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2024 in America
We are extremely excited to congratulate 106 of our attorneys on being recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2024 in America.
- SmithAmundsen Welcomes General Liability Attorney Elma D. Powell to Chicago OfficeSmithAmundsen Welcomes General Liability Attorney Elma D. Powell to Chicago Office
We are excited to welcome Elma D. Powell to our General Liability Service Group.
The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2018
University of Illinois at Springfield, B.A., 2015