Elizabeth L. Lippy
Assistant Director, Trial Advocacy Program
Office: Room 310
Elizabeth Lippy began as the Assistant Director of the Trial Advocacy Program in 2010 after assisting as a coach for the Mock Trial Honors Society in 2009. Originally from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, she comes from her own private practice from the law firm of Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. where she focused her practice on Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation. Ms. Lippy has successfully tried numerous cases before a Judge and Jury. Beyond her private practice, Ms. Lippy was an Adjunct Professor with Temple's James E. Beasley School of Law in the Trial Advocacy Program and a guest lecturer for the LL.M. in Advocacy at Temple. Ms. 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, for the last five years, she has been named a Super Lawyer by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Most recently she was named one of Pennsylvania's Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40. Professor Lippy teaches many different courses, including Criminal and Civil Trial Advocacy, Evidentiary Foundations and Objections, Plea Bargaining, and Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony. Beyond those courses, she works tirelessly with many of American University Washington College of Law mock trial teams. Professor Lippy is also an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). She has published a case file through NITA entitled Evans v. Washington State. Evans emphasizes and focuses on the use of digital evidence in the courtroom.