Elizabeth Wilkins

Walton Telken, LLC
241 N Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Beth concentrates her practice on representing individuals who have been injured by the actions of corporations, including victims of toxic contamination, consumers of defective pharmaceutical products, and railroad employees harmed by unsafe work conditions. Beth practices in both in state and federal courts in both single-plaintiff actions as well as consolidated litigations involving thousands of plaintiffs. Beth handles all stages of her clients' cases, from initial case investigation and filing, through discovery and briefing, and ultimately, in trial. Beth has served on the Science, Discovery, and Briefing committees for multiple Multi-District Litigation cases involving defective pharmaceutical products. Currently, Beth's primary focus is the representation of more than 1,000 Peruvian children alleging lead poisoning and other health injuries related to toxic environmental exposures. Beth received her law degree from Saint Louis University, where she also earned a Master's Degree in Public Health. During law school, Beth served as Executive Editor of the St. Louis University Journal of Health Law. Prior to attending law school, Beth worked in the pediatric infectious disease research laboratory at Boston University, studying vaccine efficacy. She holds dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology with double minors in Environmental Studies and the interaction between Science and Society. She has a working proficiency in Spanish. In her free time, Beth enjoys spending time with her family, marathon running, and creative endeavors. Beth is an avid environmentalist. Education: William Smith College at Geneva, NY, B.S. Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, 2002, cum laude. St. Louis University, Juris Doctorate and Masters in Public Health joint degrees, 2008 (top 25%). Admitted: Illinois (2008); Missouri (2009). Publications: "Federal Jurisdiction You Never Saw Coming: Keeping Your Mass Tort out of Federal Court," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Trial Journal, Summer 2009, Vol. 11, No. 2.