Liza first came to Foster Swift as a summer associate in 2007 and rejoined the firm in 2008. A member of the General Litigation Practice Group, Liza focuses primarily on insurance defense, commercial litigation, environmental law, agricultural law, and appellate matters. She is part of litigation teams representing cities, villages, townships, municipal officials, schools, businesses, insurance companies, agribusinesses, farms, and individuals on matters ranging from civil rights claims to land use disputes to employment issues to commercial litigation.
Known for her superb research and writing capabilities, Liza is frequently called upon to assist other attorneys in the firm with litigation in Michigan trial courts, the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court, and other federal trial and appellate courts. 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.
Liza is a graduate of The University of Chicago, where she earned her bachelor's degree with honors and earned special honors in her Environmental Studies major. Liza obtained her J.D. cum laude from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington. She was awarded Dean's Honors and received the highest grade in Environmental Issues in Business Transactions and Civil Rights Statutes.
The practical experience Liza acquired prior to becoming a lawyer complements her legal insight. During law school, she served as a managing editor for 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. When it comes to providing counsel to clients on agricultural matters, Liza understands first hand. Liza grew up working on her parents' farm in Indiana, and served the Indiana FFA Organization as its state Northern Region Vice President.
In summer 2012, Liza worked with other agricultural law attorneys to create the new Agricultural Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Liza was elected the section's first chairperson in January 2013. Her term as chair expired in September 2013 and she is currently the section's secretary. Liza is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan FFA Foundation.
•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
•Eight Foster Swift Attorneys Admitted to Practice Before Supreme Court, November 2, 2012
•Foster Swift attorneys selected as Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars, September 6, 2012
•Agricultural Law, Baker College of Owosso Agribusiness class, May 28, 2014
•Fertilizer Liability Issues, Michigan Agri-Business Association Winter Conference, January 13, 2014
•Annual Update of Michigan Law: Immunity and First Amendment Retaliation, HCC Public Risk Claim Service, Inc. Annual Seminar, September 5, 2013
•Hot Topics in Agribusiness, NALS of Michigan Annual Meeting, April 20, 2013
•Annual Update of Michigan Law: Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and First Amendment Retaliation, HCC Public Risk Claim Service, Inc. Annual Seminar, September 13, 2012
•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
•Reminder: Keep Close Tabs on Deadlines for Base Acre Reallocation and Yield Updates and ARC/PLC Election and Enrollment, Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update, October 15, 2014
•Government Grants One Year Exemption from 30-Minute Break Requirement for Livestock, Foster Swift Agricultural Law News, August 21, 2014
•Litigation Corner, Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update, August 21, 2014
•Five Reasons Why You Need a Good Succession Plan Now, Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update, July 18, 2014
Honors & Recognitions
Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Up & Coming Lawyers, 2013
Top 5 Under 35 Award, Ingham County Bar Association, 2013
Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2014