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

Liza C. Moore


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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • General Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Agri-Business
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

Memberships & Affiliations

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 a litigation 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.

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
Attorney Moore Elected First Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan's New Agricultural Law Section, February 27, 2013

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
Agricultural Law, Baker College of Owosso Agribusiness class, May 28, 2014
Fertilizer Liability Issues, Michigan Agri-Business Association Winter Conference, January 13, 2014

Did You Know?, Foster Swift Agricultural Law News, April 30, 2015
Does Your Contract Require Arbitration, Foster Swift Agricultural Law News, April 30, 2015
Urban Livestock Workgroup Posts Recommendations, Foster Swift Agricultural Law News, April 30, 2015
Litigation Corner: What's an Interrogatory?, Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update, December 11, 2014
Litigation Corner: What's a Motion for Summary Disposition or Motion for Summary Judgment?, Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update, October 15, 2014
Reminder: Enroll In Dairy Margin Protection Program by November 28, 2014 for 2014 and 2015, Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update, October 15, 2014


Golden Gavel Award, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, 2015

Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2014

Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Up & Coming Lawyers, 2013

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


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Five Reasons Why You Need a Good Succession Plan Now
Liza C. Moore, July 25, 2014
Remember the old saying “failing to plan is planning to fail”? Here are five reasons why you need a good succession plan now.

More Time to Comment on Expansive EPA Clean Water Proposed Rules: Deadline Extended
Liza C. Moore, July 25, 2014
In April 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule defining the “waters of the United States,” meaning the waters regulated by the government through the Clean Water Act (CWA). As has been widely reported in the farm media, many people have serious concerns...

USDA Orders Reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
Todd W. Hoppe,Liza C. Moore, July 25, 2014
Over 7 million pigs have died from the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) since May 2013. The infected pigs come from farms of all sizes in 30 states and four Canadian Provinces. While the virus doesn’t affect humans or the safety of pork products, it is a matter of great concern to pork...

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Liza C. Moore

313 South Washington Square
LansingMI 48933-2193


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