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Elisabeth M. McOmber

Elisabeth M. McOmber

Partner| Salt Lake City


Liz McOmber’s practice is concentrated in product liability defense litigation and complex commercial litigation. She defends high-stakes product defect claims against leading manufacturers of automobiles, commercial vehicles and component parts, watercraft and marine products, aircraft, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and asbestos containing products. Liz also represents automotive manufacturers in motor vehicle franchise disputes addressing issues regarding statutory notice and buyback provisions, dealer sales and transfers of ownership, dealer succession and dealer terminations. Liz’s complex commercial litigation experience includes advising and defending insurance carriers on coverage issues and in claims for breach of contract and bad faith, defending companies in Limitation of Liability Act proceedings and defending construction defect cases.

  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2002)
    • Dean's Merit Scholar
    • Notes and Comments Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
    • Best Brief Award and Quarter-Finalist, Sixteenth Annual William McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, University of Minnesota Law School
    • Writer, Sixteenth Annual Jerome Prince Evidence Competition
  • University of Utah (B.A., Anthropology, 1994)
    • Dean's List
  • State Bar of Utah
    • Bar Examiner Committee
    • Litigation Section
    • Intellectual Property Section
    • Women Lawyers
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • BioUtah
    • Business and Legal Issues Committee
  • Utah Children’s Center
    • Board of Trustees (2009-2017)
    • Bylaws Committee, Governance Committee (present), Legislative Committee
  • Oakridge Elementary School Community Council, Chair (2014-2016)
  • Skyline Boys Lacrosse Committee, President (2015-present)
  • Skyline Boys Lacrosse Program, Assistant Coach (2014-2015)
  • Holy Trinity Philoptochos Society, Member (2013-present)
  • Fourth Street Clinic Corporate Council
  • Piper Rudnick, LLP (now DLA Piper), Associate (2002-2004)
  • United States Customs Service, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel, Law Clerk (2000-2001)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Summer Law Clerk to Honorable Laura Taylor Swain (2000)
  • Utah
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • Supreme Court of New York
  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit