Liz Blackwell is an experienced litigator and a partner in the St. Louis office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
Liz has spent more than 20 years litigating high stakes product liability lawsuits across the country, and has significant experience litigating First Amendment issues.
In 2018, Liz was recognized at one of the most influential business women in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal. She has also been recognized as a “40 Under 40” award winner by the St. Louis Business Journal, an “Up and Coming” award winner by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, and as a “Women Worth Watching” award winner by the Diversity Journal. Liz has also been recognized in "Best Lawyers in America" for Mass Tort Litigation for several years.
Liz previously served as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees and as a member of the Legal Committee, has served as a cooperating attorney on litigation brought by the ACLU, and in 2016 served as Co-Chair of the ACLU's Show Me Justice brunch.
Liz received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Westminster College in 1993, where she was a Churchill Scholar and a Cranshaw Scholar. In 1995, she received her M.T.S. degree from Harvard University, where she served as the President of the Student Association Executive Council. Liz received her law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1998, where she was the Professional Authorities Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and a member of the Honor Council.
She is active in several local organizations, including the St. Louis Art Museum's Corporate Partnership Program, Forsyth School's Diversity Committee, and the Human Rights Campaign. Liz is a former board member of Legal Advocates for Abused Women, and the former Chair of the Bar Association of St. Louis' LGBT Committee.
She resides in St. Louis with her wife, Dr. Kara Blackwell, their daughter, Alex, two dogs and a very funny hairless cat.