Elizabeth "Liz" Sorenson Brotten, managing partner at Foley & Mansfield's Minneapolis office, has been elected to serve as the 2023-2024 Vice President of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA).
Liz serves as the Chair for the IADC's In-House and Law Firm Management Committee. She devotes her practice to defending product manufacturers, suppliers, and installers in high-risk product liability and toxic tort cases. Her experience includes serving as national coordinating counsel in the defense of asbestos claims pending throughout the country and defending one of the largest product liability lawsuits in North Dakota history following a catastrophic train derailment. Liz defends clients in asbestos, benzene, and Legionnaire's Disease cases throughout the upper Midwest. She has tried cases to verdict in both Minnesota and North Dakota courts.
Liz is also experienced in defending commercial disputes throughout the upper Midwest, including the representation of manufacturers in breach-of-contract claims and claims of violations of dealership protection laws. A native of northwestern North Dakota, Liz assists clients in agricultural and oil and gas industries with drafting and negotiating agreements vital to their business operations.