Elizabeth R. Penn

Elizabeth R. Penn







  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Mississippi State University, B.B.A., 2003, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2006
  • Louisiana, 2006
  • New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Growing up in a farm family, Elizabeth has never shied away from challenging work or long hours. To her, one’s career is a reflection of who they are. Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems, a background which provides her with unique problem-solving skills and the ability to logically implement solutions in her practice and as part of the firm’s Technology Committee. Clients come to know Elizabeth as an innovative thinker who cares not only about their case, but, more importantly, about their business and livelihood. As a staff attorney at a firm ranked No. 1 among the most prestigious law firms in the United States by Vault Law 100, Elizabeth had the opportunity to learn from the “best corporate practice in the country,” and participated in the defense of matters involving technology, financial services and government regulation. Since joining FormanWatkins in 2016, Elizabeth’s practice has been concentrated primarily in the state and federal courts of Mississippi and Louisiana, advising product manufacturers and premise owners in toxic tort litigation. Elizabeth also serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee and maintains a strong pro bono practice involving immigration and family law matters. A persistent and resourceful advocate, Elizabeth handles all areas of litigation, mapping out the distinguishing characteristics of each case and offering personalized solutions.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to Mid-South Rising Stars (2017-2019)
  • Selected to Louisiana Rising Stars (2019)

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Law School Honors & Awards

  • Patrick Michael Magann Public Interest Award
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Mississippi Cases Editor

Previous Experience

  • Prior to joining FormanWatkins, Elizabeth gained over a decade of litigation experience representing the interests of both plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving personal injury, insurance coverage, financial services, securities regulation, unfair competition, and technology.

Organizations/Committee Membership

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Joni and Friends, a disability advocacy and support organization
  • Mission First Legal Aid Office