Associate Elizabeth Leigh Kramer concentrates her evolving practice in Municipal Law, Labor & Employment, and General Litigation.
While attending high school at Central Dauphin, Liz built early, hands-on experience working at Schmidt Kramer, a personal injury firm in Harrisburg. She discovered a passion for researching and writing while earning her BS from Carnegie Mellon with a double major in Ethics, History and Public Policy as well as International Relations and Politics. As an undergraduate student, she gained further experience at a Family Law firm in Pittsburgh, performed research for a start-up company, and even assisted with independent political research.
Following graduation from Carnegie Mellon in 2014, Liz earned her Juris Doctorate at Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2017. During her summers, she worked for Bennett, Bricklin and Saltzburg as well as Bochetto and Lentz in Philadelphia gaining valuable experience in insurance defense work and civil litigation, respectively.
Post-grad, Liz developed her career as an Associate at Lavery Law Firm in Harrisburg. For over four years, Liz defended municipalities against civil rights claims, mandamus actions, and personal injury claims. She also defended employers in proceedings before administrative agencies, Court of Common Pleas, and Federal Courts for employment discrimination/retaliation claims. At Lavery, Liz co-authored an article about PA Police Chiefs’ employment rights and presented on police pursuit policies regarding potential liability and exposure.
When Liz isn’t working or exploring her home in Harrisburg, you might find her cooking, painting, drawing, decorating, entertaining, or traveling