“I am passionate about my work and dedicated to getting the absolute best possible results for my clients.”

-Attorney Liz Thomson

I am so fortunate to have a career doing something that I love and it shows in the results I get for my clients. Over the course of my 25 years of practice, I have successfully litigated some of the most challenging and unique cases in the state, including complex business and commercial disputes, property title issues, catastrophic environmental matters, civil rights, product liability, class action cases and personal injury – both plaintiff and defense.

It is a privilege to fight on the right side of the law to obtain not only large monetary recoveries, but justice in the courts for my clients. Accomplishing great results in meaningful cases is the very reason I became a lawyer. I have recovered millions of dollars for my clients and have also achieved much needed reform in various businesses that engaged in illegal, abusive or discriminatory practices.

My broad range of experience in handling such a variety of matters allows me to look at legal issues from different angles and develop unique strategies for aggressively representing all of my clients. I have successfully represented thousands of clients in pre-litigation resolutions when appropriate, as well as in court, including jury trials and appeals.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Civil Litigation
General Litigation

Education

University of Michigan, BGS, High Distinction, (1991)

University of Detroit School of Law (1995)

Bar Admissions

State of Michigan
Michigan Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

Examples of Excellence

  • Lead Counsel representing thousands of property owners and occupants who were impacted by the Enbridge oil spill, the largest inland oil spill in the history of the country, resulting in a substantial monetary recovery and wide spread environmental improvements to the impacted communities.
  • Lead class counsel in complex class action lawsuit alleging claims involving the violation of Federal Motor Carrier Leasing Regulations and the Michigan Motor Vehicle Repair Act on behalf of hundreds of owner-operator truck drivers recovering substantial money damages.
  • Outside Wayne County Corporation Counsel in the nationally renowned “firearms” litigation. A landmark case on the issue of public nuisance and featured on Dateline NBC. Directly reported to Edward McNamara (former Wayne County Executive), Michael Duggan (former Wayne County Deputy Executive and present Mayor of the City of Detroit) and John O’Hair (former Wayne County Prosecutor).
  • Counsel for music promoter Palace Entertainment Group, Inc. in a complex commercial litigation matter arising from the collapse of the Silverdome Complex stage set for the performance of Oscar winning musician A.R. Rahman, resulting in a substantial (confidential) settlement in favor of the client and minimal payment to a cross-claimant.
  • Counsel for Fidelity National Title and Stewart Guaranty Title Company in numerous defalcation and mortgage fraud matters. Coordinated efforts with the Wayne County Deed Fraud Task Force resulting in one of the first mortgage fraud criminal prosecutions in Wayne County.
  • Pro bono legal services provided to four (4) Michigan families who lost loved ones in New York City on September 11, 2001. Successfully presented claims through the “September 11th Victim Compensation Fund” and attended hearings in New York, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for surviving family members.

Professional Affiliations & Credentials

  • Board Member of the Jefferson – Douglass Academy, Detroit
  • Member and Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Association
  • Case Evaluator for the Wayne County Case Evaluation Tribunal
  • Lecturer at the American Association for Justice Convention on the issues of public nuisance and the national firearms litigation

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Super Lawyers for demonstrated excellence in the practice of law, 2014-2019
  • Super Lawyer Top 25 Women in the Law
  • Member of the Class of 2013 Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law” award program, dedicated to saluting high-achieving women lawyers in Michigan and their accomplishments
  • Hour Magazine as a top lawyer for mass tort/class action expertise, 2014-2015
  • Hour Magazine, top woman in the law, 2018
  • Crain’s Detroit Business, Top Attorneys in Michigan, 2016.

Testimonials

Professionalism, compassion and thorough knowledge of the law is why I continue to seek Liz’s guidance. It’s a great feeling knowing that your attorney has your back and always looks out for your best interests. There is absolutely no one else that I would want in my corner other than Liz Thomson.

Sunny Singh

I would definitely recommend Elizabeth as an attorney. What makes her phenomenal is her compassion. She genuinely wanted to resolve my cases and ensure that I wouldn’t have any future problems. I felt like she was family and a best friend. I wouldn’t have been able to make it without her perseverance and will recommend her to anyone who wants an attorney who cares about her clients.

Arrwa Mogalli

Awards and Accolades