Elisabeth Mustoe

F 312.604.2753
Elisabeth Mustoe is an associate in the civil rights practice group at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. Ms. Mustoe joined the firm in 2024 and specializes in employment law. She advises and counsels employees and executives on a variety of workplace issues, including hostile work environments, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, and employment-related torts. Ms. Mustoe also negotiates employment and separation agreements on behalf of employees and counsels clients with disabilities through the ADA interactive accommodation request process.  

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mustoe was an associate at Feis Goldy LLC, a boutique law firm in Chicago specializing in employment law, where she gained significant litigation and negotiation experience representing employees in federal and state court and at federal, state, and local administrative agencies. Ms. Mustoe also advised clients on employment, non-compete, and separation agreements and assisted in independent workplace investigations.

Ms. Mustoe graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she served as the Executive Notes Editor on the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy and represented juvenile criminal defendants through the law school’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. Ms. Mustoe also externed with the Southern District of Illinois Federal Public Defender’s office and interned with the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago and Advocates for Justice in New York where she gained experience in family law, working with victims of domestic violence, and in education law, advocating for equal access to education for underserved populations in the greater New York City area. While at WashU, she received both the Equal Justice Works Award and the Dean’s Service Award for contributions to the legal community.

Ms. Mustoe is a member of the bar in Illinois and currently sits on the Labor and Employment Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. She has been recognized as a Rising Star in Employment Litigation in 2023 and 2024 by Illinois Super Lawyers and as an Emerging Lawyer in Illinois Employment Law by Leading Lawyers since 2020.


Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D. 2016)
Northwestern University (B.A. 2012, cum laude and departmental honors)


Illinois (2016)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Professional Recognition

Included on the Rising Stars list in Illinois by Super Lawyers (2023-2024)
Included on the Emerging Lawyers list in Illinois by Leading Lawyers (2020-2024)

Memberships / Associations

Member, Labor and Employment Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association

Presentations & Publications

The Evolving But-For Standard in Employment Law, ISBA Labor & Employment Law Newsletter (September 2023)

Co-author of Chapter 8 – Harassment Based on Association, Workplace Harassment Law, 2d Ed. (Bloomberg 2019)


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