P, former client
Liz had many cases already but took on my case as well. When I met with Liz, here is someone young, vibrant, kind and someone whom finally listened to me. Liz took her time to listen to my story, but she sat patiently listening for the next couple of hours. I knew she was going to be my voice in Court.
I will be forever grateful for Liz Abdnour who took the time to listen to my story, her kindness and caring personality carried me through years of fighting for me and my children.
S, former client
Liz is the absolute best. If you need a good lawyer who will fight for you and make you feel safer after a horrible experience of being taken advantage of by someone you trusted, Elizabeth Abdnour is the person you need.
Dustyn Coontz, Esq.
Founder, Coontz Law
I know Liz from working down the hall from her in a shared work space. In an environment like that, you get to know people and their work. I learned from Liz about her highly specialized practice in helping families secure the education their children deserve. I learned that she’s quite good at what she does. I learned that she cares about her work and the people she serves. I’m also a lawyer, and as a lawyer I tend to get leads for cases I personally can’t help with. As soon as I hear the words “education,” “IEP,” or “504 plan,” I tell the person they need to talk to Liz. If your child isn’t getting the educational services they need from their school, call Liz.
Rickell Howard Smith, Esq.
Executive Director, Center for Social Justice
Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
Liz is one of the best public interest attorneys/advocates and litigators I know. Disadvantaged clients often have several legal issues in need of resolution simultaneously. Liz is skilled at developing creative solutions, including litigation and non-litigation strategies and collaborative advocacy, to meet the needs of her clients. She is also bilingual and provides exceptional legal representation to the Spanish speaking clients.
Not only does she exhibit expertise and compassion in her individual client representation, but she is also committed to social justice and issues important to her client base. This is evidenced by her features in the media and community presentations on immigration, domestic violence and family law issues.
Liz is also a very supportive colleague and dedicated to making a positive impact on young legal professionals and the legal community as a whole.
Lauren Morrison, JD, MLIS
Director & Law Librarian
Hamilton County Law Library
Liz is a focused and organized attorney who has always provided high quality service to her clients. Liz's advocacy skills are very strong and she has significant experience handling complex legal matters in court and while working with administrative agencies, such as the USCIS. Liz is bilingual in English and Spanish and is highly skilled in providing service to clients in both languages.
2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year
Public Speaker & Trainer, Bullying Stops Now!
I am recommending Liz for her outstanding volunteer service. She presented to our ELL families at Sharonville [Elementary School]. She is articulate in both English and Spanish. After she left, the parents expressed that they felt empowered to learn of their rights and were thrilled to know about the services offered.... I can't wait for the opportunity to host Liz again.
Lauren Allswede, LMSW
Founder & Director of Clinical Services
North Star Wellness Center
Liz is an exceptional attorney. Her knowledge and integrity are enhanced by a charismatic personality. She built rapport quickly with the clients I referred to her - she was timely in communication and thorough in her investigations, and she made people feel comfortable talking to her.
Liz's understanding of the bigger context - the ‘spirit’ of the law - reassured me that my clients would feel respected and understood, even if the outcome was not in their favor. Her familiarity with the intricate details - the ‘letter’ of the law - made me feel confident in the process and outcome of her work. The clients I work with have experienced some form of trauma, and I take very seriously who I recommend. I don't have to think twice when it comes to recommending Liz. She is a wonderful attorney and a tremendous asset to our community.
When people need the assistance of an attorney, they are usually upset or overwhelmed in some way. They need someone they can trust to give them reliable information and perform in a skilled and professional way. Liz is experienced in Title IX and other forms of educational/employment rights, which is an increasingly relevant yet under-resourced service in our community. What other attorneys are just now paying attention to, Liz has been an expert in for years.
Mwanaisha Sims, Esq.
Director of Policy, Training, & Compliance
San Mateo County Community College District
I have had the pleasure to work with Ms. Abdnour and attend her trainings and presentations. You will learn the right questions to ask during an interview, to drafting complex analysis and making the right decision based on the evidence. Ms. Abdnour is considered an expert in the field of workplace investigations. Ms. Abdnour has the skills, experience and background for teaching you how to conduct effective Title IX and Civil Rights compliance investigations.
Sean Arthurs, JD, PhD
Senior Manager of Education Initiatives
National Parent Teacher Association
Liz is a dedicated advocate and passionate in service of her clients; she works across cultural and linguistic barriers and refuses to be intimidated. She is a talented writer and willing to consider novel and innovative problem solving approaches.
Virginia Tallent, Esq.
Senior Assistant City Solicitor, Quality of Life Division
City of Cincinnati Law Department
Liz is a tireless advocate on behalf of her clients, and an energetic and dynamic colleague. Liz is well respected in the Greater Cincinnati area as a legal expert in domestic relations and special education rights. She is capable of delivering successful results for her clients, even under very demanding circumstances. In 2013, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Liz on a presentation for a national conference of special education advocates. During our collaboration, I saw first hand that Liz is detail oriented, a creative thinker, and a strong public speaker. Liz also demonstrated that she writes with clarity and persuasiveness.
Kathy King, Esq.
Partner, The Farrish Law Firm
Former Magistrate, Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court
Liz is a dedicated attorney who cares about her clients. When I was on the bench, I always enjoyed seeing her in my courtroom.