What inspired you to become an attorney?
I became a lawyer because it is intellectually challenging and rewarding. Law school was always of interest to me, and I am very proud to be the first lawyer in my family.
Tell Us More About Yourself
I swam competitively for 15 years, through my undergraduate years in college. That experience, with its focus on hard work, commitment, self-motivation, overarching goals, and persevering under pressure helps me every day in my practice of law. Most non-swimmers categorize swimming as an individual sport. However, you are still a member of a team. The same reasoning applies here at the Joye Law Firm; we are a team. I want my clients to know that I am working through their case with an entire team of brainy lawyers, fabulous case managers, and outstanding staff.
Tell Us About Your Background
Eliza was raised in Rochester, MN and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, where she swam at the Division III level. As a member of the swim team, she received Academic Honors from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. While balancing academics and athletics, Eliza held legal internships at the New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Center, the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, and a boutique personal injury law firm.
Prior to moving to South Carolina, Eliza spent six years in Raleigh, NC. She worked at a law firm as a paralegal, focusing on military and family law, and then worked at a pharmaceutical CRO as an in-house contracts associate, honing her negotiation tactics.