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M. Elizabeth Lanier


M. Elizabeth (“Liz”) Lanier is a nurse attorney in the Tampa office.  Liz was one of the original attorneys in the Tampa office when it was founded in 2001.  She has extensive experience in medical malpractice and nursing home litigation, as well as health care licensure defense.  She frequently writes about and lectures on medical-legal issues, with an emphasis on patient autonomy and advance directives.

Liz is also licensed as a Registered Nurse in Florida and as a Health Care Risk Manager in Florida.


Published appellate opinion: Roche Sur. v. Department of Fin. Serv., 895 So.2d 1139 (2nd DCA 2005).

 Title  Publication  Date
Parlez-Vous la Terminologie Medicale? The Florida Nurse  03/2011
HAWL’s CLE Project: Legal Education for Relative Caregiver Advocates HCBA Lawyer  02/2011
The Right to Refuse: Update The Florida Nurse  12/2010
Florida’s Good Samaritan Act The Florida Nurse  09/2010
The Right to Refuse: Only for Some? The Florida Nurse  06/2010
Adverse Incident Reporting in Florida The Florida Nurse  09/2009
Advance Directives: Following the Patient’s Wishes The Florida Nurse   01/2009
“Preparing Nursing Home Staff for Deposition” (Co-authored chapter) Nursing Home Litigation: Pretrial Practice and Trials (2d ed.) 2003


  • Emory University School of Law, JD
  • Kennesaw State University, BSN, summa cum laude
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals and all Georgia Courts
  • Supreme Court of Florida and all Florida Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, Hillsborough Bar Association
  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys.
  • Florida Legal Elite 2011, Florida Trend Magazine