Attorneys

Bio Detail

Elizabeth Roff

Associate Attorney

Phone: 763-252-6364
Fax: 763-591-9202
eroff@brownandcarlson.com

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Subrogation 40%
  • Personal Injury Litigation 30%
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation 20%
  • No-Fault 10%

Team Members

Paralegal
Angela M. Sofka
763-253-0176
asofka@brownandcarlson.com

Experience

Liz Roff has a proven track record of effectively and passionately representing clients in civil litigation matters in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  In her over 10-year litigation career, she has been the lead attorney in over 400 civil matters involving motor vehicle accidents, commercial losses, construction defects, products liability, and premises liability.  She provides thought-out practical advice to her clients, but is not afraid to make a plaintiff prove a case to a jury when necessary.

Ms. Roff has a flair for insurance coverage cases, providing clients straight-forward coverage opinions and litigating declaratory judgment actions regarding coverage.  Her expertise in commercial general liability policies led to being co-author of a publication “Minnesota Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy: Annotated,” which the Minnesota Court of Appeals in Grinnell Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ripley, No. A09-179 (Minn. Ct. App., Dec. 29, 2009), cited as authority.  Her reputation also allowed her to take over as the primary author of the Post Loss Duties of an Insured chapter of the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Deskbook.

In her spare time, Liz enjoys time with her family and gives back to the community as a mentor to law school students and volunteer lawyer.

Education

University of Minnesota, B.A. Economics, 2005
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 2008)

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2008
Wisconsin, 2016
United States District Court, District of Minnesota, 2011

Recognition

Featured as a Rising Star of Law by Minnesota Law & Politics in 2020.

Publications

Who Pays? A Pragmatic Approach to Awarding Costs and
Disbursements Post-Trial

(Brown & Carlson, P.A., 2019) (Available at www.brownandcarlson.com);

Minnesota Court of Appeals Restricts Reach of Minn. Stat. § 62Q.75
in No-Fault Claims
(Brown & Carlson, P.A., 2019)
(Available at www.brownandcarlson.com);

Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook: Post Loss Duties of an Insured
(2011 to present);

Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook: Chapter 18 Settlement
Documents & Releases
(2008 to present);

Minnesota Commercial General Liability Policy: Annotated  (2008);

A Slightly Editorialized Review: 2008 Minnesota Automobile Coverage Cases (2008);

Construction Defect Deskbook: Additional Insured Issues and Practice (2007).

Professional Presentations

TCCA Monthly Meeting: Contribution Claims Against the Employer
in Work-Related Personal Injury Claims
(October, 2019);

MDLA:  To Pay or Not to Pay?  Evaluating a Self-Employed, Underemployed,
or Unemployed Plaintiff’s Wage Loss Claim 
(March 7, 2019).

Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Co-Chair of Motor Vehicle
Accident Committee, 2019 – 2021 term
Minnesota Women Lawyers, Law Student Mentor, 2018 – present
National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Twin Cities Claim Association