Meet Attorney Elizabeth Wrobel
Attorney Elizabeth Wrobel has more than 20 years of experience practicing law, including significant litigation and courtroom experience. In 2008, she founded Wrobel & Smith PLLP with Mark Smith, following a career practicing law in the government sector. Elizabeth prides herself on providing high-quality legal representation that is also cost effective for her clients.
The majority of Elizabeth’s case work focuses on medical insurance, mental health insurance and long term care insurance disputes. Elizabeth practices in both state and federal court and knows how complicated an insurance policy can be to understand. She works hard to ensure that clients understand their policies, appeal rights, and in the event benefits are denied, the best steps to secure coverage for proper care.
Elizabeth’s broad experience allows her to handle cases both efficiently and effectively. Her extensive courtroom experience is of particular benefit to clients, as Elizabeth is not only measured but also decisive and strategic in handling cases.
[easyembed field=”avvo”] Elizabeth graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 1994. Elizabeth’s legal career began in Chicago at the Cook County State’s Attorney Office, handling paternity and child support disputes on behalf of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
In 1997, Elizabeth moved to Minnesota. From 1997 to 1999, Elizabeth continued her work in governmental practice as a prosecutor with the Pine County Attorney’s Office and later with the St. Paul City Attorney’s Office. She prosecuted all types of misdemeanor and felony cases ranging from traffic violations to DWI to arson and kidnapping.
In 1999, Elizabeth accepted employment with Minnesota Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General. Between 1999 and 2007, Elizabeth counseled the Department of Human Services in the areas of licensing and social services, prosecuted white collar crimes and crimes against vulnerable adults in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and civilly committed sexual predators while working in the Public Protection Division.
In 2007, Elizabeth was recruited to work as in-house counsel for a national health insurance company. There, Elizabeth managed litigation in the lines of business that insured Medicaid and Medicare recipients. She also oversaw cases involving employee disputes and advised the business segment responsible for defending the company before Administrative Law Judges in Medicare disputes. Elizabeth was also a founding member of the company’s Pro Bono Committee and helped the company identify pro bono opportunities and establish standards and rules for the program.