​​​​​​​​​Attorney Christine T. Elzer has a wide range of experience in employment litigation and counseling. She is also a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, where she instructs other attorneys on employment law topics. In addition, she has presented on advanced employment law topics to national audiences for the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).  


Ms. Elzer is heavily involved in the workers' rights legal community. She is the Chair of the Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association (WPELA), a NELA affiliate. She also has served on the Executive Board of NELA since July 2020. She also is a member of NELA's Judicial Nominations Committee and Annual Convention Committee. Christine completed NELA's intensive Trial Boot Camp in 2019 as part of her ongoing advanced trial skills training. 


Christine is also a trained mediator, and is active in the Western Pennsylvania mediation community. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania, where she serves as its first Information Officer. She appears on the approved list of neutrals for the Western District of Pennsylvania's ADR program, and also provides mediation services pro bono for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Additionally, she serves as a mediator and arbitrator for Allegheny County's Housing Court. 

Christine has been selected as a Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for ten consecutive years. This honor is awarded to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in the state. She has a perfect rating on Avvo.com, where her clients have described her as "a knowledgeable attorney who has your best interest at heart,” and whose “professionalism and attention to detail is extremely meticulous.”


EDUCATION​

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2008

Honors

  • Order of the Coif
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • CALI Awards (Highest Grade)
    • Legal Analysis and Writing; Gender and Law; Spanish for Lawyers 2


Activities

  • University of Pittsburgh Law Review: Senior Topics Editor
  • Teaching Assistant: Legal Analysis and Writing


UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 2005
Majors: Sociology and Spanish

Certificate: Latin American Studies


Honors

  • University Scholar Award for Top 2% of Class
  • V.F. Rodriguez Award, Best Research Proposal for Study Abroad    
  • Robert W. Avery Award for Top Sociology Major


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association: Chair
National Employment Lawyers Association: Executive Board Member

Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania: Information Officer; Board of Directors 

NELA-Eastern Pennsylvania: Member 
Allegheny County Bar Association: Member, Labor and Employment Section


AWARDS

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: Rising Star, 2011-2020


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Attorney Christine T. Elzer