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.
Liza has helped with matters ranging from civil rights cases to land use disputes to employment issues. She has written successful dispositive motions in state and federal courts and has been actively involved in the writing as well as filing of multiple briefs with the United States Supreme Court. Liza is also frequently called upon to research and analyze complicated legal issues that arise in the non-litigation context, such as employee benefits.
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 was 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.
Honors & Recognitions
Golden Gavel Award, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, 2015
Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2016
Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Up & Coming Lawyers, 2013
Top 5 Under 35 Award, Ingham County Bar Association, 2013
•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
•29 Foster Swift Attorneys Selected to 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars Lists, September 2, 2016
•Liza Moore Quoted in AgWeb Article, AgWeb, March 30, 2016
•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
•Agricultural Law, Baker College of Owosso Agribusiness Class, May 11, 2016
•New Legal Trends in Zoning and Land Use Regulation, Michigan Township Association Annual Educational Conference & Expo, January 20, 2016
•Annual Update of Michigan Law: Employment, Immunity and Zoning, 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