Strong & Hanni regrets to announce that Elizabeth R. Loveridge, our law partner and true friend, passed away on February 4, 2021, after a valiant two-year battle with cancer.  She was a lawyer of notable skill, keen judgment, and extraordinary common sense. 

Liza graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1991 and joined the firm of Woodbury & Kesler, where she practiced for 27 years.  In 1998 she was appointed to serve as a panel Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, a position she held until just days before her passing.  She also served for many years on the board of the Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum and for a term as chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Utah State Bar.  In 2018, she joined Strong & Hanni as a shareholder and served as chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights section.  Her expertise, commitment, and generous spirit quickly made her a valued part of the Strong & Hanni family.

Beyond practicing law, Liza’s dearest treasure was her relationships with friends and family, starting with her children, Tommy and Josie.  Like so many women, she gracefully answered the demands of a distinguished career, without sacrificing an ambitious agenda serving the needs of her children, her family, and a very large circle of close friends.  She lightened all of these relationships with an infectious laugh, a love for fun, and a willingness to get the work done.

In the later stages of her fight with cancer, Liza was keenly aware of and deeply grateful for the support and kindness of her friends in the legal profession, especially those in the bankruptcy courts and the United States Trustee’s office.  Strong & Hanni appreciates the kind words many of you have shared with us and extends its deepest sympathies to all who are mourning her loss.


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