Liz Walsh Biography

Liz Walsh is a Mount Hebron Viking, Class of ‘89—just in time to be part of Hebron’s first-ever girls’ lacrosse team. She attended Georgia Tech on scholarship as a National Merit Scholar and graduated with honors in 1993 with a degree in Civil Engineering.

After graduation Liz became a project engineer for a national general contractor where she bid and ran construction projects in the field. If all her projects had been like her last one—rebuilding an old-time swinging bridge over the Cedar Creek in Slaughter Beach, Delaware—Liz probably never would have applied to law school. But she did.

Liz graduated from Georgetown Law, also with honors, in 2000. For nearly twenty years now, she has been a construction lawyer in practice at large, global law firms. She drafts and negotiates contracts to design, build and manage mega-construction projects and advises her general contractor and project owner clients as to their rights and responsibilities under those contracts and applicable law. She also tries cases, typically in arbitration.

Since 2009 Liz has lived in historic Ellicott City. When it came time to raise her own family, she returned to her hometown, where her parents still live in their same house behind the old Enchanted Forest. She found a century-old four-square in the hills above Main Street and lives there now with her two children and their rescue German Shepherd. There is a lot of weeding.

In 2018, Liz was elected to represent District 1, which includes nationally-designated historic districts in Ellicott City and Elkridge, vast acreages of state park and other dedicated forestlands, and miles of streambanks along the Patapsco River and its smaller tributaries.