There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” -Elie Wiesel
Elizabeth Abdnour is a dedicated, experienced, client centered attorney and advocate who has committed her career to working towards justice and equality for all people. Liz's legal expertise includes special education, school discipline, Title IX, civil rights, disability, employment, and sexual and domestic violence.
For the first eight years of her career, Liz worked as a legal services attorney, representing low-income individuals in a variety of civil legal matters. Liz spent two years as the supervising attorney of a domestic violence and protection order clinic jointly operated by a legal aid organization and a law school. Liz then transitioned to working as an institutional equity coordinator and senior investigator at Michigan State University, handling investigations and providing training to the campus community on civil rights and Title IX matters.
In 2018, Liz launched her own solo law firm, Elizabeth Abdnour Law, PLLC, to fight for justice on behalf of clients at school and in the workplace. In 2023, Liz joined Abdnour Weiker LLP as partner to help students, educators, and workers throughout Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and beyond. Liz also serves as an investigator, party advisor, consultant, and trainer with Title IX Solutions.
The combination of Liz's legal experience and her years as an internal university investigator and administrator at Michigan State University during the height of the Larry Nassar investigation give her unparalleled expertise regarding educational institutions' obligations with respect to civil rights and Title IX response.
Liz dedicates as much time as possible to volunteering and giving back to her community. Currently, she serves on the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly; the Board of Advisors of The Firecracker Foundation, where she previously served on the Board of Directors for eight years; the Board of Directors of MI AECRES (Advocating for Every Child's Right to Educational Success), where she has served as board secretary since 2021; and as a volunteer for Mid-Michigan Pug Club & Rescue.
J.D., New York University School of Law
B.A., Michigan State University (James Madison College and the Honors College)
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
The Supreme Court of the United States
Pro hac vice admissions
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia