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Elizabeth M. "Betsy" MillerView Bio as PDF

Betsy Miller focuses her practice in civil defense litigation with an emphasis in the areas of personal injury, products liability, and class action and multidistrict (MDL) litigation. Betsy handles all phases of legal disputes, from initial fact investigation to ultimate conclusion. She prides herself on providing a steady stream of communication with her clients.

Betsy has experience representing clients in cases involving fire liability, government and municipal liability, and wrongful death. She has successfully represented individuals and a variety of professionals, as well as national corporations in a range of industries.

Betsy is a proud native of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law where she was a Comment Editor for The Urban Lawyer, a member of the UMKC Law Review, and served in leadership roles, including as President of the Student Bar Association and as a Member of the UMKC Law Foundation.

While in law school, Betsy clerked for two local law firms where she assisted in four Kansas federal trials and was a member of a legal team representing hundreds of U.S. corn farmers in a class action suit.

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • University of Kansas, B.A., 2011

Memberships & Activities

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Learning Club of KCK (Tutor Volunteer)
  • After the Harvest (Gleaning Volunteer)

News & Events

Elizabeth Miller Joins Kansas City Office of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

06.17.19 | Elizabeth "Betsy" Miller joins the firm's Kansas City office as a civil defense litigation associate, with an emphasis in the areas of personal injury, products liability, and class action and multidistrict litigation.

Blog Posts

Arbitration Agreements 101: they require - you guessed it - agreement.

09.13.19 | Though seemingly obvious, the Eighth Circuit affirmed arbitration agreements are not immune to contract law basics when it denied an employer's motion to compel arbitration for lack of acceptance.

Can't satisfy both the FDA and the State? The judge will be the judge of that.

06.20.19 | With great power comes great responsibility; how the recent SCOTUS decision requiring prescription-drug manufacturers to prove the FDA rejected sufficient additional warnings will affect your impossibility preemption defense.