Liz Kramer litigates business and construction disputes. She loves a challenge, and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex cases, frequently involving franchise disputes, construction projects, breaches of contract and appeals.
Liz is deeply knowledgeable on arbitration law; she blogs about it at www.arbitrationnation.com, litigates arbitration disputes, and teaches CLEs about the subject. About half of Liz’s cases at any time are venued in an arbitral forum (like the AAA or JAMS); her knowledge of the rules and accepted practices in arbitration keep her a step ahead of litigators who venture infrequently into arbitration.
An active participant in the firm’s pro bono efforts, Liz currently leads the firm’s efforts to take pro bono appeals from the State Office of Public Defender. Liz is also a co-founder of the Appeals Self-Help Clinic, an advice-only clinic for pro se litigants at the Minnesota Judicial Center and staffed by experienced appellate attorneys. Her efforts to start and maintain that clinic earned her recognition as an Attorney of the Year in 2016 from Minnesota Lawyer. In addition, Liz chairs the Firm's Appellate Committee and serves on the Associate Review Committee.
Prior to joining the firm, Liz clerked for the Honorable Helen Meyer of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Arbitrability Disputes. Liz is frequently called on by colleagues and clients to handle disputes over whether a particular claim belongs in arbitration, as well as whether an arbitration award should be confirmed in court.
Construction Disputes. Liz has represented owners and developers in many types of disputes over construction of residential and commercial buildings.
Other Complex Cases. Many types of business disputes do not fit in a neat box, and Liz loves litigating outside the box.