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Elizabeth M. "Betsy" MillerView Bio as PDF

Betsy Miller focuses her practice in civil litigation with an emphasis in the areas of employment discrimination, personal injury, and products liability. She is also an active member of the firm’s multidistrict (MDL) litigation team. 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 direct experience representing clients in cases involving fire, municipal, and wrongful death liability.  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. 

Betsy dedicates a significant portion of her time to pro bono representation of indigent clients and community volunteer work in the greater Kansas City area.  Betsy also serves as a Centurion for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and as a Director of the North Kansas City Destination Developers Community Improvement District.


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


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

Memberships & Activities

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Young Lawyers Committee
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
    • Centurions Leadership Program (2020-2022)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • After the Harvest - Gleaning Volunteer
  • Garfield Elementary - Reading Buddy
  • North Kansas City Destination Developers Community Improvement District - Board of Directors

News & Events

Baker Sterchi Associate Betsy Miller Selected for Greater KC Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program

08.06.20 | The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has selected Baker Sterchi Associate Betsy Miller to join its Centurions Leadership Program. After an extensive application and interview process, Miller is one of only 46 Kansas Citians accepted into the 2022 Fall Class of Centurions.

Baker Sterchi Welcomes Betsy Miller in Kansas City

06.17.19 | Elizabeth "Betsy" Miller joins Baker Sterchi'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.


Baker Sterchi Obtains Dismissal for Retail and Auction Companies

Baker Sterchi recently obtained dismissal of all claims against its clients, a retail company and an auction company, in a negligence and products liability action. The action arose out of...

Blog Posts

OSHA Reacts to COVID-19 Pandemic and Issues Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate: What Employers Need to Know (Update)

12.21.21 | OSHA published its highly-anticipated vaccine-or-testing mandate. Here's what you need to know to ensure your company complies.

Department of Labor Withdraws Employer-friendly FLSA Test for "Employee" Classification

08.03.21 | Employee or independent contractor? Despite imperfections, the economic reality test remains the standard to determine whether a worker is classified as an "employee" entitled to Fair Labor Standards Act benefits and protections.

Missouri Court of Appeals holds an employer may not reserve the right to litigate claims against an employee in court while simultaneously restricting the employee to arbitrate her employment claims.

01.11.21 | Under Missouri law, an employment arbitration clause that includes a litigation double-standard – that is, a unilateral right to bring a claim in court for an employer while attempting to bind the employee to arbitrate all claims – is unenforceable.

Employees Aggrieved Out-of-State Cannot Sue Missouri-based Employers under the Missouri Human Rights Act.

03.11.20 | Missouri Supreme Court held the Missouri Human Rights Act is not a remedy for out-of-state employees aggrieved by discriminatory practices of Missouri-headquartered companies.

Federal Aviation Administration Certifies UPS to Become First-ever Drone Airline.

11.07.19 | FAA waives multiple restrictions permitting UPS to fly unlimited number of remote unmanned aircraft 24 hours a day by the most expansive Part 135 Certificate of Waiver ever issued.

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.

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