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The POWER List 2023: Elizabeth C. Carver

Elizabeth C. Carver Dowd Bennett, St. Louis

Elizabeth Carver’s appellate practice ranges from employment law to product liability, banking and insurance.

Carver was part of the team that represented an insurer threatened with a class-action lawsuit after it failed to adjust premiums during the COVID-19-pandemic. The team won a ruling before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which determined that the Missouri Department of Insurance needed to review the claim first.

In 2017, she helped convince the Missouri Supreme Court to throw out two major judgments against her clients. Wells Fargo was one, which had faced a $3.25 million wrongful foreclosure judgment, and a company that lost its distributor relationship with an aircraft instrument manufacturer and dodged an $8.6 million judgment.

Carver is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation. Before joining Dowd Bennett in 2018, she practiced for 31 years at Bryan Cave, where she led the firm’s appellate client service group.

Carver earned her law degree in 1984 from The College of William and Mary.

The POWER List: Appellate Law 2023