Elizabeth S. Picou


Chicago Office

111 West Monroe Street, Suite 700

Chicago, Illinois 60603

Telephone: (312) 566-0040

Facsimile: (312) 566-0041


Elizabeth S. Picou is an associate in the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., where she focuses her practice on first and third-party property claims stemming from motor vehicle accidents as well as personal injury disputes. Her expertise extends to medical malpractice defense, insurance claims, and general litigation matters. 

With a background as Staff Counsel for a leading auto insurance carrier, Ms. Picou brings nearly a decade of industry experience to her practice. During her tenure, she skillfully managed a personal caseload of approximately 80-90 files, handling lawsuits and first-party claims related to automobile accidents from initial referral to resolution. Her effective resolution of disputed claims spans a diverse range of unique and challenging cases, utilizing a skillful combination of negotiation, settlement conferences, arbitrations, mediations, and trials. 

Ms. Picou is well-versed in reviewing and analyzing each lawsuit and claims file, providing a comprehensive litigation plan and cost-of-defense estimate. She has sharpened her oral discovery skills by preparing and presenting clients for depositions while also conducting depositions of plaintiffs, witnesses, treating physicians, and retained expert witnesses. 

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Ms. Picou earned her Juris Doctor in 2013, following her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009.  

Ms. Picou is licensed to practice law in Illinois.  

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive Liability
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Liability
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance and Insurers
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense


Loyola University Chicago, J.D. (2013)

Washington University in St. Louis, B.S. (2009)

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