Special Counsel






333 Texas Street,Suite 1700,Shreveport,Louisiana,United States,71101

Practice Area:

Labor and Employment Law

Elizabeth Carmody represents employers of all sizes in the private and public sectors, and primarily represents management’s interests in almost all aspects of labor and employment law, including advice, drafting employment agreements and employee handbooks, training, prevention tactics and litigation, defending against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. Elizabeth prepares, litigates and defends non-competition and non-disclosure agreements and other restrictive covenants. Her practice includes employment litigation, wrongful termination, wage and hour and developing employment law issues. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Elizabeth’s practice also consists of representing local government entities in Louisiana, including sheriffs, municipalities, and police juries. She has handled cases involving use of force, arrests and detentions, prison conditions and property rights. She also represents clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation and personal injury litigation. She has handled cases involving business and contract disputes and motor vehicle collisions.

A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1995. She received her law degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1998, where she was a Moot Court finalist. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald E. Walter, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division, from 1999 through 2000 and 2002 through 2008. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rebecca Feeney Doherty, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division, from 1998 through 1999.

Elizabeth is the Vice President of the Shreveport Bar Association, and the Secretary/Treasurer for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. She is a former President of the Shreveport Bar Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Elizabeth is a Team Leader for the Harry V. Booth Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court. She is also a member of the Ethics Advisory Service Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association. Elizabeth is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, a member of the board of the Shreveport-Bossier Alumnae Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity and the House Corporation Board Secretary for the Iota Gamma Chapter of Chi Omega at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Elizabeth is listed in Best Lawyers in America (2018-2023) in Employment Law – Management.

Elizabeth was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 1998 and Texas in 2009. She practiced with the firm from 2000 through 2002, and rejoined the firm in 2009. Her e-mail address is elizabeth.carmody@cookyancey.com.