Elaine Sutton Ekes

Elaine Sutton Ekes


Bar Admissions:

Wisconsin, 2000
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2000


Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2000, J.D.
Honors: James F. and Patricia Janz Scholar, 1999-2000; CALI Awards, 1999;
State Bar of Wisconsin Outstanding Public Interest Law Student Award, 1999;
Marquette Law Review, 1999-2000; Moot Court Executive Board, 1999-2000

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1993, B.S.
Legal Administration with Social Work and Interpersonal Relations Minors
Honors: Dean's List; nationally recognized debate team

Honors and Awards:

Selected for the Wisconsin Rising Stars List, 2008, 2010 and 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships:

State Bar of Wisconsin
Racine County Bar Association
International Municipal Lawyers Association

Elaine served as an appointed member to the Leadership Council for the Racine County Economic Development Corporation from 2013-2018.  She has previously served her community as an appointed member of the Racine Plan Commission.  She has also volunteered her time in the past as a Board Member for the Health Care Network, Inc., an organization that provides free or reduced cost medical and dental services through a volunteer network of 300+ health care professionals and as a Board Member for the Racine Literacy Council.   Elaine has also previously volunteered as a tutor at the Racine Literacy Council.

Elaine was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in a small farming community in Northern Indiana. After graduating from college, she relocated to Wisconsin. During law school, she clerked at the Legal Aid Society and the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office. After graduating from Marquette University Law School, she practiced municipal law at Hostak, Henzl & Bichler, S.C. from 2000 until 2011.