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Elizabeth (“Liz”) Lang Miers, a Justice on the Court of Appeals for the 5th District of Texas at Dallas until December 2018, is a Partner in the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group and Director of Attorney Development based in the Dallas office. Prior to being appointed Justice in 2003, she was an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with Locke Lord predecessor firms Locke Liddell & Sapp, Locke Purnell Rain Harrell and Locke Purnell Boren Laney & Neely. While serving as a Justice she was appointed Chair of the five-member State of Texas Multi-District Litigation Panel.
Serving in leadership positions across numerous community and professional organizations, Liz is the Immediate Past-Chair of the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association (ABA) and Past Chair of the ABA’s Appellate Judges Conference, Past Chair of the Judicial Section and a member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Texas. She is a Past President of the Dallas Bar Association (DBA) and a Past President of the Mac Taylor Inn of Court. She is a Life Fellow of the American, Texas and Dallas Bar Foundations; a member of the American Law Institute; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for American and International Law; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and Co-Chair of Locke Lord's Women's Initiative Committee.
For 15 years, Elizabeth served as a Justice on the busiest appeals court in Texas, authoring more than 1,800 opinions on civil and criminal appeals from trial courts in Dallas, Collin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable James A. Finch, Jr. of the Supreme Court of Missouri.
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