Elizabeth “Liz” Roff

Elizabeth “Liz” Roff

Senior Counsel


Practice Groups

Commercial and Catastrophic Loss Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment Counseling

Liz has a proven track record of effectively and passionately representing clients in civil litigation matters. With more than 10 years of courtroom experience, Liz has taken on hundreds of civil matters involving a wide range of commercial matters. Her career highlights include numerous successful trial verdicts, settlements, dismissals, and appellate decisions. She provides thoughtful practical advice to her clients and is not afraid to make opposing parties prove a case to a jury or arbitrator when necessary. She is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Her active employment practice primarily includes the defense of all forms of discrimination, harassment, and whistle blower claims – including actions based on gender, race, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, and other protected classes. Liz enjoys working with her clients to ensure that human resource policies comply with all applicable laws to minimize the risk of litigation.

Liz also has extensive experience representing owners, contractors, and manufacturers in a wide variety of construction related matters, including defect, injury, and contract claims.

In her spare time, Liz spends time with her family and gives back to the community by mentoring law students and providing pro bono services through the Volunteer Lawyers Network.


  • University of Minnesota, B.A. Economics
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota State Bar
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Construction Law Committee; Co-Chair, Motor Vehicle Accident Committee, 2019 – 2021 term
Minnesota Women Lawyers, Law Student Mentor, 2018 – present
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Volunteer Lawyers Network

Minnesota Rising Star ® – 2020 – 2022

  • Common Mistakes in Responding to EEOC Complaints – NAWIC, March 10, 2022
  • Construction Redefined – Demolition Work Now Potentially Subject to the Improvement to Property Statute of Limitations – Minnesota Defense Magazine, Fall 2021
  • Identifying and Handling Workplace Sexual Harassment – NAWIC, March 11, 2021
  • What to Think? Investigating and Defending a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Minnesota Defense Magazine, Spring 2021
  • Contribution Claims Against the Employer in Work-Related Personal Injury Claims – TCCA Monthly Meeting, October, 2019
  • To Pay or Not to Pay? Evaluating a Self-Employed, Underemployed, or Unemployed Plaintiff’s Wage Loss Claim – MDLA, March 7, 2019
  • Who Pays? A Pragmatic Approach to Awarding Costs and Disbursements Post-Trial
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals Restricts Reach of Minn. Stat. § 62Q.75 in No-Fault Claims – 2019
  • Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook: Post Loss Duties of an Insured – 2011 to present
  • Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook: Chapter 18 Settlement Documents & Releases – 2008 to present
  • Minnesota Commercial General Liability Policy: Annotated – 2008
  • A Slightly Editorialized Review: 2008 Minnesota Automobile Coverage Cases – 2008
  • Construction Defect Deskbook: Additional Insured Issues and Practice – 2007