Liza Catherine Moore: Lawyer with Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.

Liza Catherine Moore


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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • General Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Agri-Business
  • Litigation
  • Agricultural Law
Law SchoolThe University of Chicago, B.A., Environmental Studies, Law, Letters & Society, 2005 General Honors in the College, Special Honors in Environmental Studies; Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, J.D., cum laude, 2008 Managing Editor - Indiana Law Journal
Admitted2008, Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan; U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Supreme Court

Legal Affiliations:

•State Bar of Michigan
•Agricultural Law Section
•Acting Chairperson, July 2012 - January 2013
•Chairperson, January 2013 - September 2013
•Secretary, September 2013 - September 2015
•American Bar Association
•Ingham County Bar Association

Industry & Professional Associations:

•Michigan Farm Bureau
•American Agricultural Law Association
•American Inns of Court

Community Involvement:

•Michigan FFA Foundation, Board of Directors


Liza Moore is an attorney at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C., in the law firm's Lansing, Michigan office. Liza's civil litigation practice involves team representation of cities, villages, townships, schools, businesses, insurance companies, agribusinesses, farms, and individuals in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level. At Foster Swift, Liza has helped with matters ranging from civil rights cases to land use disputes to employment issues. Liza has written successful dispositive motions in state and federal courts, and has been actively involved in the writing and filing of multiple briefs with the United States Supreme Court.
In summer 2012, Liza worked with other attorneys to create the Agricultural Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Liza was elected the section's first chairperson in 2013. She is currently the section's secretary. Liza is the 2015 president of the Board of Directors of the Michigan FFA Foundation. Liza's involvement in agriculture is life-long. She grew up working on her parents' farm in Indiana, and served as an Indiana FFA State Officer full-time for a year before going to college.

Liza graduated from the University of Chicago, earning her bachelor's degree with honors and receiving special honors in her Environmental Studies major. Liza graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington. During law school, Liza served as a managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal and worked at Indiana Legal Services, Inc. She also interned at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's Office of Legal Counsel. Liza first came to Foster Swift as a summer associate in 2007 and rejoined the firm in 2008 after graduating from law school.


21 Foster Swift Attorneys named to 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars, September 8, 2015
Moore Receives Golden Gavel Award, May 20, 2015
Foster Swift Elects Laura Genovich and Liza Moore shareholders, January 19, 2015
Foster Swift Attorneys Re-Elected at State Bar of Michigan Agricultural Law Section's Second Annual Meeting, October 14, 2014
2014 Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars, September 5, 2014
Foster Swift Attorney Liza Moore selected as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2013 Up & Coming Lawyers, November 18, 2013
Thirty-one Foster Swift Attorneys included in Super Lawyers for 2013, September 6, 2013


State Panel Counsel Discusses State Law Updates, HCC Public Risk Claim Service, Inc., September 17, 2015
Agricultural Law, Baker College of Owosso Agribusiness Class, June 10, 2015
Litigation 101 - It's Not Like TV, Great Lakes Crop Summit, January 29, 2015
Contracts and Contracting: Enforcement, Michigan Agri-Business Association Winter Conference, January 13, 2015
Manage Your Farm's Legal Liability, Farm Journal Media's Executive Women in Agriculture, December 5, 2014
Annual Update of Michigan Law: Immunity and First Amendment Retaliation, HCC Public Risk Claim Service, Inc. Annual Seminar, September 18, 2014


Court Holds Cattle Owner Not Liable for Personal Injuries Arising From Loose Cattle, Foster Swift Agricultural Law News, September 29, 2015
North Dakota Court Stops Enforcement of Waters of the United States Rules in Some States, Foster Swift Agricultural Law News, September 29, 2015
Michigan Court of Appeals Affirms Decision that Livestock Animals Kept in Residential Zone Were a Nuisance, Foster Swift Agricultural Law News, July 17, 2015
Michigan Court of Appeals Holds DNR's Invasive Species Order Regarding Russian Wild Boar Is Constitutional, Foster Swift Agricultural Law News, July 17, 2015
Sixth Circuit Holds Cucumber Harvesters Were Employees, Not Independent Contractors, Foster Swift Agricultural Law News, July 17, 2015
Did You Know?, Foster Swift Agricultural Law News, April 30, 2015


Golden Gavel Award, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, 2015

Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2015

Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Up & Coming Lawyers, 2013

Top 5 Under 35 Award, Ingham County Bar Association, 2013


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Sixth Circuit Holds Cucumber Harvesters Were Employees, Not Independent Contractors
Liza C. Moore, July 28, 2015
On June 22, 2015, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment from the Western District of Michigan that a farm had violated provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Perez v. D. Howes, LLC, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 10476 (6th...
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Liza Catherine Moore

313 South Washington Square
LansingMI 48933-2193


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