Liz Abdnour is an experienced, dedicated, and 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, family law, immigration, public benefits, 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 contexts. 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 opened her own private practice where she now represents students, staff, and faculty members in institutional civil rights and Title IX investigations, as well as parents and students in K-12 special education and school discipline matters, and related legal and administrative actions. Liz also provides investigative, consulting, and training services to educational institutions, groups, and nonprofits of all sizes, and is an experienced trainer, writer, and public speaker.