Liz defends public and private entities in civil rights, torts, and employment litigation.
Liz earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and her law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she served as an editor on the Law Review and competed in several moot court competitions including an international arbitration moot in Vienna, Austria.
Liz represents public and private sector clients in federal and state litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. She is skilled in litigating complex cases from initial investigation to final disposition and has been successful in getting her clients dismissed on motions to dismiss and summary judgment, negotiated favorable settlements in federal court and private mediations, and has second-chaired jury trials.
Liz also assists with the firm’s crisis response team to work with police departments and other entities when a crisis occurs. She trains departments to plan for events such as police involved shootings, in-custody deaths, or use of force incidents, and if a crisis occurs, she immediately begins working with the departments to formulate a responsive strategy.
Liz is also an active member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, for which she sits on the Board of Directors and has served as the chair and vice-chair of the organization’s Young Lawyers’ Division.
- In 2016, Liz authored a chapter for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Contract Law handbook entitled “Chapter 16: Assignment and Delegation.”
- Liz’s article “To the Young Lawyer: Tips for Court Appearances” was published as a feature article in Volume 24 of the IDC Quarterly, which is a publication of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. She also writes the Young Lawyer Division column for the IDC Quarterly.