Elizabeth K. Bransdorfer received her bachelor's degree from the College of Liberal Arts and her law degree cum laude from the Law School, both at the University of Minnesota. Liz specializes in litigation, with a practice emphasis on domestic relations. She completed collaborative law training and is able to assist clients who, from the beginning of the divorce process, are committed to settling their cases in ways that work for their particular families, rather than having the court process impose decisions on them. She serves on the Board of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan. Liz remains actively engaged in family law litigation, advocating for her clients to help achieve their goals through the courts. In addition to representing clients as an advocate, Liz is a trained neutral arbitrator and mediator. She is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States District Court for both the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan, and the United States Tax Court. Liz represents the 17th Circuit (Kent County) on the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly, is a member of the Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and of the Family Law Advisory Board of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. She has served as Treasurer of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and Chair of the Gerald R. Ford Chapter of the American Inns of Court. She is also a past president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (1994-95) and the National Association of Women Lawyers (2001-02). Liz was named the 2009 recipient of the Michael S. Barnes Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions toward the provision of free legal assistance to the poor and the elderly in Western Michigan. In 2011, Liz was honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 20 Women in the Law 2011 for her meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community. In 2015, Liz was selected for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Western Region Outstanding Member Award. She is also listed in Best Lawyers of America for collaborative law: family law.