Elizabeth A. Murray
Elizabeth represents clients nationwide before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Her practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, as well as personal injury and insurance coverage litigation. Elizabeth has a broad litigation background that has afforded her significant trial experience. She has represented clients in matters involving securities litigation, the defense of financial institutions following fraudulent commercial bank account takeovers, and Free Speech Law. As a state and federal prosecutor, Elizabeth presented cases to the grand jury, presented oral arguments in front of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and participated in several jury trials in Missouri Circuit Court and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Since joining the firm, Elizabeth has been intricately involved in the defense of a firm client in multidistrict litigation involving personal injury claims by former professional athletes. In addition, she has worked on numerous other matters involving significant personal injuries and is well-versed in both the medical and damage aspects of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Elizabeth has also worked on several matters involving construction defect litigation and insurance coverage issues, specifically including the stacking of insurance coverage.
During her undergraduate studies, Elizabeth was a Congressional Intern for Congressman Roy Blunt. During law school, Elizabeth had the opportunity to work as an Extern for the Honorable Robert C. Broomfield, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Arizona. She also served as a staff member of The Urban Lawyer, an ABA law journal, and as a constitutional law structured study group leader. During the 2012 national elections, Elizabeth was an election attorney in a contested congressional election.
Elizabeth assisted in obtaining a declaratory judgment in the Northern District of Illinois for a pilot attempting to hand out leaflets in an outdoor plaza. The court held that certain provisions of the Illinois code were unconstitutionally applied to the plaintiff and unconstitutional on their face because they gave unfettered discretion to state officials and […]
Elizabeth represented the United States in a criminal defendant’s appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals following his sentencing. The criminal defendant objected to a sentencing enhancement for possession of a firearm in connection with another felony offense, unlawful use of a weapon. The appellate court affirmed the sentence of the district court.
Elizabeth assisted in obtaining a dismissal in the District of Kansas for a Texas staffing company. Beneficiaries of a life insurance policy sued the decedent’s former employer and its president, claiming that they failed to pay benefits and breached their fiduciary duty in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The district court […]
- Complex Personal Injury
- Commercial Litigation
- Business & Commercial Transactions
- Construction Litigation
- Insurance Coverage Litigation
Awards & Service:
- Dillingham Public Service Award
- The Urban Lawyer Award
- Volunteer, Convoy of Hope
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits
- University of Missouri – Kansas City
- University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law
- The Missouri Bar, Women in the Profession Committee
- Kansas Bar Association
- State Bar of Arizona
- Kansas City Missouri Bar Association (KCMBA), Federal Practice Committee
- Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL)
- Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City (AWL)