ELAINE RAMESH Ph.D. J.D.
Licensed Patent Attorney
I’m a licensed patent attorney at Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLC.
As a horse owner and avid equestrian, I'm a passionate advocate for animal owners; particularly horse owners. I'm dedicated to the advancement of the equestrian way of life and have participated in regional, county and local comprehensive planning processes as an adviser to ensure that land use options that allow horse keeping are not overlooked. As an elected representative to my Village, I gained local government experience.
I have the ability to dissect complex issues aided by a strong scientific and legal background. On a pro bono basis, I have drafted four bills which became Illinois state laws; and successfully advocated for passage of bills I authored as well as several other new Illinois pro-equine owner laws. I led a local award-winning public-private partnership effort to advocate for opening additional public bridle trails in Woodstock, IL, including preparation of successful grant applications to help fund a $200,000 horse trailer parking lot necessary to open the trails to the public. Most recently I have been involved in a successful community effort to preserve 300 acres of land in Bull Valley, IL for conservation and public use including horseback riding.
I'm a regular contributor of articles to Midwest Equestrian magazine.