Elizabeth is an attorney with Welch Law and works exclusively in the area of labor and employment law. Her work includes assisting management with issues related to hiring and firing, wage and hour compliance, union avoidance and negotiations, as well as all aspects of employment law with various government agencies on the local, state and federal levels. She has extensive experience practicing in front of the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and the state/federal Departments of Labor. Elizabeth is also a trained mediator.
In 1995, Elizabeth received her law degree from Ohio State University, where she served as a top editor for the Law Journal. She graduated from Penn State University with a history/business degree with honors and magna cum laude in 1992.
Elizabeth is very involved in Grand Rapids’ vibrant non-profit community. She is a graduate of the Leadership Grand Rapids program and serves as a Trustee for both the Steelcase Foundation and the East Grand Rapids Public Schools. She is a past board member of Home Repair Services, the Home & Building Association of Greater Grand Rapids, Camp Henry, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the Hugh Michael Beahan Foundation (which served St. Andrew’s school students). She also works with parents on grassroots issues related to public education through Michigan Parents for Schools.