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

Elizabeth has never shied away from challenging work or long hours. To her, one’s career is a reflection of who they are. Clients come to know Elizabeth as an innovative thinker who cares not only about their case, but, more importantly, about their business and livelihood. Minute details are also a strong-point for Elizabeth, as they help her map out the distinguishing characteristics of each case, offering personalized solutions. Clients can expect Elizabeth to be persistent and resourceful with each case that comes across her desk. An enduring respect of the legal profession and a tenacious work ethic combine to make Elizabeth a valuable asset to the Forman Watkins team and a solid advocate on which any client can firmly depend.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

  • Mid-South Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Louisiana Rising Star, Super Lawyers

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Law School Honors & Awards

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

Previous Experience

  • Elizabeth has a strong background defending corporate institutions in regulatory and enforcement actions brought by government authorities and private businesses.

Organizations/Committee Membership

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Capitol Area 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