Liz concentrates her practice in business litigation, handling matters at every phase from pretrial counsel to appeals.
Before joining Shook, she served as an appellate law clerk to the Hon. Gregory A. Phillips, Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; the Hon. William W. Hood, III, Associate Justice for the Colorado Supreme Court; and the Hon. John R. Webb, Judge for the Colorado Court of Appeals. She also was a staff attorney for the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.
She has researched and drafted legal opinions and memoranda on a diverse range of matters, including, among others, the Clean Air Act, Mineral Leasing Act, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the application of the Endangered Species Act in tribal lands, EPA’s renewable fuels program, state and tribal jurisdiction of Native American child custody proceedings, education-related legislation and federal civil rights laws.
In addition, Liz is a former staff attorney and pro bono coordinator for Equal Justice Wyoming, an independent division of the Wyoming Supreme Court, where she expanded pro bono programs to serve low-income individuals across the state, helped to launch Wyoming Free Legal Answers, an online platform with functions similar to a walk-in legal advice clinic, and supported research and policy initiatives of the Wyoming Access to Justice Commission.
Liz received her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, with a certificate in environmental and natural resources law. During law school, she completed internships with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She also was a law clerk for the Native American Rights Fund in Alaska, and served as a legislative fellow for Colorado Senator Mike Johnston.
Before entering the legal profession, Liz was a high school teacher in California, where she served as director of community involvement leading local, national, and international service- and learning trips for students and faculty. She received her B.A. with honors from the University of California at Davis, where she was a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Team.