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Elizabeth Kamm Abdnour

Education Attorney at Lansing, MI

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also known as Liz Abdnour

  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 9 years
    Ohio - OH 16 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2014
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Elizabeth

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Liz Abdnour is an experienced and client-centered attorney and advocate who has committed her career to working towards justice and equality for students. Liz's legal expertise includes a vast array of education-focused cases, with claims asserted against schools and institutions in the areas of Title IX, educator rights and employment, special education, school discipline, college code of conduct, disability rights, and childhood sexual assault.

For the first eight years of her career, Liz worked as a legal services attorney, representing low-income individuals in Ohio in a variety of civil legal matters. 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 launched an education-focused law firm in Lansing, Michigan, Elizabeth Abdnour Law, to fight for justice on behalf of student and educator clients. During this time, Liz assisted hundreds of clients seek justice for violations of their rights by their school, their university or their employer. In 2023, Liz joined Abdnour Weiker as partner to expand the impact of her experience and advocacy, now leading the firm’s Title IX and Education Litigation teams in Ohio and Michigan, and in federal courts nationwide.

Liz also provides investigative, consulting, and training services and is an experienced trainer, writer, and public speaker. The combination of Liz's legal experience and her years as an internal university investigator and administrator at Michigan State University during the height of the Larry Nassar investigation give her unparalleled expertise regarding educational institutions' obligations with respect to civil rights and Title IX response.

Liz is experienced and especially well-versed in institutional equity and Title IX best practices, investigation processes, party advising, and appeals procedures. Liz can easily identify flaws in institutional systems and policies and can assist with navigating the ever-changing waters of Title IX for students, educators and institutions.

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Abdnour Weiker LLP
500 E. Michigan Ave.
Suite 130
Lansing, MI, 48912
Abdnour Weiker LLP
41000 Woodward Ave
Suite 350
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304
Abdnour Weiker LLP
262 S. 3rd Street
Columbus, OH, 43215
Abdnour Weiker LLP
201 E. Fifth Street
Suite 1900
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Abdnour Weiker LLP
1468 West 9th St.
Suite 100
Cleveland, OH, 44113
Abdnour Weiker LLP
651 Holiday Drive
Plaza 5, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA, 15220
Abdnour Weiker LLP
600 Eagleview Blvd.
Suite 300
Exton, PA, 19341
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2023
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Elizabeth helped me win a sexual harassment claim at work.
I really enjoyed working with Liz, she helped me during a really hard time. I was groped at work (in state government) by a superior, and his superior was enabling his actions. I felt hopeless and thought I should find a new job, but I also wanted to make a report before I left. Liz helped me file the appropriate forms to make a report of discriminatory harassment. In working with her, I also let go of a lot of feelings of shame and fear of retaliation because she could contextualize what had happened to me from an experienced place. Happily, the report was successful and both superiors were let go and I was able to stay at my job. I recommend her to every woman I know who is experiencing any kind of discrimination in her workplace. Lastly, Liz worked with me to make the experience affordable. She is really a great person to have on your team. If I ever have a work issue again, she is the first person I will call.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Abdnour Weiker LLP
  • 2023 - Present
  • Founder and Principal
  • Elizabeth Abdnour Law, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2023
  • Senior Institutional Equity Investigator
  • Michigan State University
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Institutional Equity Coordinator
  • Michigan State University
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Services of South Central Michigan
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Supervising Attorney
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC
  • 2006 - 2013
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  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • G.T., as Parent and Legal Guardian of Jane Doe, a Minor, v. Walled Lake Consolidated School District, et al.
  • Confidential settlement
  • Doe v. Finneytown Local School District, et al.
  • Confidential settlement
  • Owens, et al. v. Louisiana State University, et al.
  • Ongoing
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2022 - Present
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Employment Law Association
  • 2019 - Present
  • Disability Rights Bar Association
  • 2019 - Present
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
  • 2018 - Present
  • The Firecracker Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Michigan Association of Justice
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services
  • Member
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Education Law Association
  • 2019 - 2021
  • American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Association of Workplace Investigators
  • 2018 - 2020
  • State Bar of Michigan, Access to Justice Initiative
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Ingham County Equal Opportunity Committee
  • 2016 - 2016
  • State Bar of Michigan, Standing Committee on Domestic Violence
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Capital Area Sexual Assault Response Team
  • 2015 - 2016
  • State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Capital Area Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coordinating Council
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - 2016
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2013 - 2014
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Health and Well-Being Committee
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Clermont County Fast Trac Cultural and Linguistic Competence Committee
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • 2006 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • The Dubey-Zerka Award of Volunteer Excellence
  • The Firecracker Foundation
  • 2019
  • Star of the Quarter
  • State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Bar Association (New Orleans chapter)
  • Title IX - It’s Not Just About Athletics. What You Need to Know
  • 2022
  • YLS Annual Summit
  • Hot Topic: Successfully Navigating #MeToo Under Title IX and ELCRA
  • 2018
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