Elizabeth E. Cary, Associate

Elizabeth E. Cary
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Elizabeth E. Cary is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group. She represents clients in commercial litigation at both state and federal levels. Her experience includes handling contract disputes, construction disputes, civil rights disputes, tort litigation, employment disputes, and appellate litigation.  Elizabeth has extensive experience drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; taking and defending depositions; collecting and evaluating evidence including electronically stored information; conducting and responding to written discovery; conducting settlement negotiations and mediations; and preparing witnesses.  She has represented Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, banks, hospitals, small businesses, and individuals. 

Noteworthy Experience

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Chief Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015-2016
  • Student Attorney, Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic, Emory University School of Law, 2011
  • Judicial Extern, Justice Robert Benham, Supreme Court of Georgia, 2010
  • Registered Mediator, Fulton County State Court Landlord-Tenant Project, Atlanta, GA, 2009-2011
  • Elementary School Teacher, New York City Public Schools, 2005-2007

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Protecting Your Company’s Assets as Whistleblowing Rises, 42 A.B.A. Litig. J. 53 (Fall 2015)
  • Chapter 16: Contractual Non-Compete and Confidentiality Clauses, in Health Care Litigation And Risk Management Answer Book 467 (Practising Law Institute, 2014)
  • Note, Criminalizing Our Youth: The School to Prison Pipeline v. the Constitution, 4 S. Regional Black L. Students Ass’n L.J. 75 (2010) (Renamed S.J. Pol’y & Just. in 2013)

Professional Recognition

  • 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Commissioner, Ohio Board of Professional Conduct
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association (Past Member of Minorities in the Profession Committee and Dr. MLK, Jr. Symposium Committee)
  • Member, John Mercer Langston Bar Association (President 2018-2019, Communications Chair 2014-2018)
  • Mentor, Malaika and Volunteer Services Advisory Boards, Franklin County Children Services, 2014-2019 (2017 Malaika Mentor of the Year)
  • Past At-Large Trustee, Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation
  • Graduate, African-American Leadership Academy Cycle 10, United Way of Central Ohio Initiative, 2014


  • Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2011)

  • Columbia University- Columbia College (2005)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit