Elizabeth M. Midgley is a partner at Anspach Law, a regional law firm with offices in multiple states. Ms. Midgley is an experienced trial attorney with success defending matters involving medical malpractice, dental malpractice, long term care facilities, professional malpractice defense, legal professionalism and ethics, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, railroad law, and general negligence litigation. Ms. Midgley regularly counsels and advises attorneys, hospitals, physicians, long term care facilities, businesses, and other medical professionals. She has been successful in defending, obtaining voluntary discontinuances for, and resolving hundreds of claims, and has tried or assisted in nearly three dozen trials.
Ms. Midgley is a past President of the Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York (“DTLA”), having previously served as Vice-President and Director. Liz was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of Erie County, after having chaired its Young Lawyers Committee for four years.
Liz has been appointed by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial Department, as a member of the Grievance Committee of the Eighth Judicial District for two three-year terms. She was elected District Representative for the 8th District of the New York State Bar Association’s Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section. She also was appointed first as the Education Chair and then Secretary for the Charles Desmond Inn of Court.
In June 2018, Liz was appointed to a five-year term of the Town of Orchard Park Ethics Board. Also, in May 2018, Liz was elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dreams To Memories Foundation, a non-profit organization that fulfills dreams for families that have a parent with a life threatening medical condition.
Ms. Midgley has been selected to the Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars list for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. For the Rising Stars list, practicing lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The Rising Star candidates are nominated based on other attorneys’ personal observation in the courtroom, and they then undergo a review process that thoroughly considers their credentials and standing. The candidates are ranked by point totals and those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list, with no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state being named to the list.
Ms. Midgley is a 2006 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and a 2003 graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo. She is licensed to practice in New York and the U.S. District Court, W.D.N.Y.