A Wisconsin native, Elizabeth Pfeuffer graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, majoring in both Political Science and Behavioral Science and earning a certificate in Criminal Justice. After she received her J.D. from the University Of Virginia School Of Law, Professor Pfeuffer moved to Colorado where she served the state of Colorado as a Senior Deputy District Attorney for the City and County of Denver. During her time there, she handled a variety of cases involving both misdemeanors and felonies and conducted countless trials in front of juries as well as in front of judges. Professor Pfeuffer then switched her focus to civil litigation and she continued her trial practice in front of Administrative Law Judges.
In 2006, Professor Pfeuffer returned to Wisconsin and worked at a local liberal arts college where she was both the Chair of the Legal Studies Department and a full time professor. Even though she thoroughly enjoyed teaching, when Professor Pfeuffer relocated with her family to the Kenosha/Racine area, she decided to return to the practice of law. In 2013, Professor Pfeuffer opened her own law firm with offices in Kenosha and Racine and she is once again working as a trial attorney in both civil and criminal cases. Professor Pfeuffer enjoys teaching trial advocacy because it combines her two favorite activities - teaching and trials. Professor Pfeuffer writes all of her own mock trial materials and her classes are filled with hands-on activities, culminating in each student participating in a full length mock trial at the end of the semester. Students are also given the choice of what type of case (civil or criminal) they would like to work on throughout the semester.