Liz focuses her practice on the prevention and the litigation of business-related disputes — especially those involving construction, products liability, and life sciences She serves as Co-chair of the firm’s Life Science practice group and of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She has been named to the Minnesota Rising Stars list. Liz has won several successful jury verdicts in litigation defending designers in different multi-million dollar projects.
In her construction practice, Liz defends contractors, project owners, land developers, architects, engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers involving private and public construction projects of all types. She also works with these parties to establish the contracts, documentation, and procedures needed to help them avoid conflicts that could give rise to litigation and potential liability. Liz is a member of the MSBA Construction Law Section and the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. Liz also speaks regularly on a wide range of construction industry topics and seminars hosted by local and national organizations.
In her products liability and life science practice, Liz defends manufacturers and distributors faced with products liability claims, including construction products, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, durable medical goods, and complex machinery. She also serves as counsel for several national and international companies defending them against claims involving complex legal and factual issues related to products in the medical and construction industries. She also works with manufacturers and distributors proactively to establish contract documents that help shield them from liability.
She also defends clients against claims of Dram Shop violations. These claims regularly involve complicated fact situations, and serious injury or death of intoxicated individuals.
Her hobbies are traveling, cooking, and exercising.