Elizabeth “Liza” A. Favaro

 Litigation

Curriculum vitae

EXPERIENCE

Liza is a shareholder in our Business Litigation Group. A dynamic trial attorney, Liza defends corporations in product liability, consumer, personal injury, and commercial matters. With 14 years of courtroom experience, she has managed and tried litigation matters in a variety of disputes across the State of Michigan and the country, including in state and federal trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings.

Liza’s practice is diverse. She works with a publicly traded consumer product manufacturing company on litigation and discovery strategies, product liability matters, safety messaging, and sales documentation. She represents a large insurance carrier in No-Fault coverage and litigation matters. Liza also represents a variety of small to mid-sized companies in various commercial and employment matters, including  non-compete  agreements,  trade secrets,  discrimination  claims,  insurance   coverage,   and franchise law. She is a speaker and author on these and other business law matters.

Liza is a regular presenter on diversity and inclusion issues and is active in local and international organizations involved in feeding and clothing children in third-world countries. Before becoming an attorney, Liza was an investigative reporter and news anchor and received an Emmy Award for her outstanding work. Liza resides in Clarkston with her husband and two boys.

CONTACT ELIZABETH

P  (248) 457-7181
E  efavaro@gmhlaw.com

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EXPERIENCE

Liza is a shareholder in our Business Litigation Group. A dynamic trial attorney, Liza defends corporations in product liability, consumer, personal injury, and commercial matters. With 14 years of courtroom experience, she has managed and tried litigation matters in a variety of disputes across the State of Michigan and the country, including in state and federal trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings.

Liza’s practice is diverse. She works with a publicly traded consumer product manufacturing company on litigation and discovery strategies, product liability matters, safety messaging, and sales documentation. She represents a large insurance carrier in No-Fault coverage and litigation matters. Liza also represents a variety of small to mid-sized companies in various commercial and employment matters, including  non-compete  agreements,  trade secrets,  discrimination  claims,  insurance   coverage,   and franchise law. She is a speaker and author on these and other business law matters.

Liza is a regular presenter on diversity and inclusion issues and is active in local and international organizations involved in feeding and clothing children in third-world countries. Before becoming an attorney, Liza was an investigative reporter and news anchor and received an Emmy Award for her outstanding work. Liza resides in Clarkston with her husband and two boys.

Practice Areas

•  Litigation
•  Automotive
• Employment & Labor Law

EDUCATION

•  Colorado State University, B.A., with Honors
•  Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

Admitted to Practice

•  Michigan: 2006
•  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 2006
•  U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
•  U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Speaking engagements
•  WEBINAR: Returning to Work Post-Pandemic

• “Returning to Work Post-Pandemic,” Webinar, June 17, 2020

• “When the Price of Convenience is Surveillance: Implications of the Driver Privacy Act of 2015,” October 18, 2018, DRI Annual Meeting Commercial Litigation Committee Business Meeting

•  “Bringing Your Whole Self to Work: Diversity and Inclusion in Law Firms,” October 12, 2018, ABA Forum on Franchising Diversity Caucus Luncheon

•  “Strategies for Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Claims,” June 21, 2018, Webinar

• “My Car Does What?”, June 2017, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Annual Meeting

• “Cyber Security/Hacking Issues with Vehicles: Safety Concerns, Liability Issues,” April 2017, ABA TIPS Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicles

• “Nuts and Bolts of the Defend Trade Secrets Act,” February 2017, CLE International’s Defend Trade Secret Act Conference

• “Litigation 101: Debt Collection and Serving as an Expert Witness,” June 25, 2010, Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors

 

Distinctions

rising star: 2009-2015, 2017

top lawyer: 2017-2018

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Contact

P  (248) 457-7000
F  (248) 457-7001
E  contact@gmhlaw.com

Honors

US News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
Detroit Free Press Top Places to Work
Leading Lawyers
DBusiness Top Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed
Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law Firms

Contact

P  (248) 457-7000
F  (248) 457-7001
E  contact@gmhlaw.com