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Elizabeth R.R. Showalter

Counsel

504.310.2230

PROFILE

Lizzi defends personal injury and property damage claims arising out of automotive and trucking accidents, business premises, environmental accidents, products liability, food contamination, insurance, and general liability. She has represented major pharmaceutical clients in all phases of the litigation process, including discovery, motion practice, expert workup, and trial preparation. She has experience in single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and mass consolidated litigation.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Representative Matters / Experience

  • Successfully defended truck driver in automobile collision trial resulting in a finding of no liability
  • Removal of matters from state court to federal court based on diversity and federal question jurisdiction
  • Identifying, retaining, and coordinating experts in litigation-relevant subjects for mass-tort litigation as well as individual lawsuits
  • Preparation of witness kits for potential 30(b)(6) corporate deponents for major medical device manufacturer in national mass consolidated products liability action
  • Depositions of plaintiffs, experts, and fact witnesses
  • Briefing and arguing dispositive motions in dozens of cases on a variety of grounds
  • Involvement in mock jury exercises
  • Facilitated settlement negotiations and agreements, including the use of alternative dispute resolution
  • Argued motions in state and federal district courts
  • Taken depositions of doctors, plaintiffs, and fact witnesses

Honors

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Pro Bono Project Distinguished service award for over 100 hours of volunteered legal services
  • Loyola Maritime Law Journal
  • William L Crowe Scholar

AFFILIATIONS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, Young Lawyers Division Board Member (2012-2018) , Vice-Chair Membership (2016-2017), CLE Committee (2017-2018)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Thomas More Loyola Law School American Inn of Court: Saints Pizza Party for Covenant House, Chair

EDUCATION

  • J.D.,magna cum laude, Loyola University College of Law (2009)
  • B.A.,magna cum laude, Loyola University New Orleans (2005)

ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

Community

  • Young Leadership Council
  • Pro Bono Project, 2010 Justice For All Ball Committee

Publications and Presentations