Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg lives in Wilmette with her husband, David, and two children. Gail works as a civil rights attorney at Stowell & Friedman, Ltd., focusing on workplace discrimination. Gail previously worked as a managing associate in Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. She began her legal career as a Staff Law Clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and also taught appellate advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Gail emphasizes pro bono service, volunteering legal services with the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, ACLU, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and Equip for Equality, and working directly with children through the Girl Scouts and the Constitutional Rights Foundation. She currently chairs the Young Lawyers Group of the Jewish United Fund and the Legislative and Amicus Curiae Committees of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, and is active in her daughter’s preschool and her faith community. She is passionate about fighting prematurity and captains a March of Dimes team.
Gail graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern Law where she studied local government under Dawn Clark Netsch. During law school, Gail interned for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow, and represented clients in immigration proceedings through the school’s legal clinic. Gail received her BA/MA in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign through Jim Nowlan’s Civic Leadership Program. There she was active in student government, diversion of juvenile offenders, diversity initiatives.