J. Eli Wade-Scott


I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Civic Engagement from Cornell College and received my J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. I handle consumer, privacy-related, and tech-related class actions.

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Curriculum Vitae

ELI WADE-SCOTT is an Associate at Edelson PC where his practice focuses on consumer, privacy-related, and tech-related class actions. He is currently litigating over a dozen privacy class actions on behalf of consumers and employees under Illinois law.


Before joining Edelson, Eli was a Skadden Fellow at LAF, Cook County’s federally-funded legal aid provider. There, Eli represented dozens of low-income tenants in affirmative litigation against their landlords to remedy dangerous housing conditions, such as pest infestations, absence of heat and hot water, and sewage back-ups. Eli secured numerous temporary restraining orders requiring landlords to perform necessary repairs, and obtained tens of thousands of dollars in damages for his clients.


Most recently, Eli served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the Northern District of Illinois. During law school, he was an Executive Editor on the Harvard Law and Policy Review.


Awards and Honors:

  • Awarded an Equal Justice America Fellowship in 2012 and Vorenberg Equal Justice Summer Fellowship in 2013 to fund public interest positions.
  • Named an Outstanding Legal Intern by the Federal Defender Program of the Northern District of Illinois, 2013.
  • Awarded a Skadden Fellowship by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, 2014.



Guest Lecturer in the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law’s Clinic Practice: Civil Litigation Course, 2015 and 2016.

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