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Liza C. Moore

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313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
T 517.371.8281
F 517.371.8200

Overview

Liza Moore represents clients in litigation, and also helps clients with employee benefits issues. 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 helps Foster Swift’s employee benefits team advise clients on the complicated regulations that govern employee benefit plans. She researches and analyzes ERISA compliance matters.

Liza also has life-long involvement in agriculture, which continues in her law practice. 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. Liza was the 2015 president of the Board of Directors of the Michigan FFA Foundation. 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.

Honors & Recognitions

"Golden Gavel Award," Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, 2015

Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2012-2018

Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming Lawyers," 2013

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

Honorary Membership, Michigan Association of Agriscience Educators, 2017

Honorary State FFA Degree, Michigan FFA Association, 2016

Distinguished Service Award, Michigan FFA Association, 2018

Affiliations

Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • American Bar Association
    • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Agricultural Law Section 
      • Acting Chairperson, July 2012 - January 2013
      • First Chairperson, January 2013 - September 2013
      • Secretary, September 2013 - September 2018
    • Appellate Practice Section
  • Ingham County Bar Association
Industry & Professional Associations:
  • Michigan Farm Bureau
  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • American Inns of Court, former member
Community Involvement:
  • Michigan FFA Foundation, Board of Directors 
    • Board President, 2015

Communications

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News & Events

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Speaking Engagements

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Education

Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, J.D., 2008, cum laude, Managing Editor - Indiana Law Journal

The University of Chicago, B.A., 2005, Environmental Studies; Law, Letters & Society
General Honors in the College, Special Honors in Environmental Studies

Bar and Court Admissions

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

Succession Plan: Farms and Agribusinesses