Elizabeth E. Tobin

Associate || Kansas City

Liz is an associate attorney in the firm’s Kansas City office.  She defends employers at all stages of litigation, including in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Prior to joining the firm, Liz developed litigation experience at two area law firms, a major general practice firm and a litigation boutique.  There, she represented a variety of clients in commercial litigation, employment disputes, wage and hour actions, business disputes, and general civil litigation and participated in several jury trials

During law school, Liz worked as a Legal Writing Instructor and assisted Minneapolis attorneys in instructing first year law students.  She also served on the University of Minnesota Law Review as a managing editor and social chair. During law school, Liz also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Ann D. Montgomery in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. 

Liz is committed to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and is active in both civic and volunteer roles.  In 2012, she went through an extensive training and became a volunteer for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA).  As a MOCSA volunteer, Liz provides community education and outreach to area children through MOCSA’s Project Aware program for elementary school children and Strength Clubs for middle-school children. 

In addition, Liz serves as a current member for the Amethyst Place Board of Directors. Amethyst Place is a Kansas City non-profit that provides transitional housing and resources to women in recovery and their children.

Liz also is involved in area organizations advancing the arts. She served as the co-chairperson for the 2015 Kansas City Art Institute Art and Design Auction and spent nearly two years creating committees, working with development staff and planning an event that raised almost $450,000 for student scholarships.  She also helped create a new, signature annual fundraising event for Just Like You Films, a local film company that creates films and materials to education audiences about subjects including childhood cancer, burns, Down Syndrome and Autism.

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  • J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2003
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, 1999

Admittance to Practice

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Professional Activities

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Association of Women Lawyers


  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - "Political Expression in the Workplace and Regulation of Off-Work Conduct" - Overland Park - October 18, 2018
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dean’s list, all semesters University of Minnesota
  • First Quartile, Dean’s list University of Minnesota Law School