Elizabeth Lippy has been recognized for her legal skills by being named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” by the Legal Intelligencer, an award that is only given to 30 lawyers in Pennsylvania on an annual basis. Further, she has been named a 2013 Super Lawyer and a Rising Star annually since 2007. She was most recently awarded the title of “Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40” in Pennsylvania. Lippy has been recognized as an “Awesome Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine for 3 years in a row and featured in the 2013 edition.
Ms. Lippy focuses her practice on Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation. She has successfully tried numerous cases before a Judge and Jury. She has a love and passion for the law that she puts to use in the courtroom and prides herself in her ability to relate to clients and jurors alike. She was born and raised locally and attended the Norristown Area High School. She was a member of the Schreyer Honors Program at the Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated in 2000 with a major in Speech Communication and a minor in German. Her major, Speech Communication, has helped her immensely in trial work, as a main focus of her undergraduate studies was linguistics and the art of communication. After graduating from Penn State, Ms. Lippy was awarded a full academic scholarship to attend Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. At Temple Law School, she was a member of the trial team, which at the time was ranked first in the nation, where she was recognized for her skills in advocacy through awards from the Center for Forensic Economic Sciences, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and was also awarded Best Advocate in the Region during the Final Round of a competition.
As an attorney, Ms. Lippy has recognized the importance of giving back to her community. Accordingly, she has volunteered for several different organizations. Most recently, she was the chair-woman of Norristown’s Municipal Waste Authority. She is Past-President of the Montgomery American Inn of Courts, the local branch of a National Organization that consists of prominent trial attorneys, is the past-chair of the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Montgomery Bar Association, a past chair of the Women in the Law and a member of the Criminal Defense Committee. Not only does Ms. Lippy have excellent oral advocacy skills, but she is extremely apt in writing and is the Immediate Past-Editor of the Montgomery Law Reporter. She also volunteers her time to act as the Assistant Solicitor of the Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Committee.
Beyond her work at Fairlie & Lippy, Ms. Lippy is the Assistant Director of Trial Advocacy at the nationally recognized American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. She is a professor of law specializing in criminal and civil trial advocacy, scientific evidence, expert testimony, evidence, and plea bargaining. She is also being published by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, a national organization for which she teaches advanced trial advocacy courses.