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. Her undergraduate degree is in Civil Engineering. She attended Georgia Tech on scholarship, as a National Merit Scholar. After graduating with honors in 1993, Liz was a project engineer for a national general contractor. She bid and ran construction projects in the field. Wearing a hard hat. Shooting grades. Tracking spreadsheets and schedules inside the hottest or coldest trailer in the world (depending on the season). And there was definitely a prickly, wicked-smart superintendent always leaning over her desk. 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, she was a construction lawyer in practice at large, global law firms. She drafted and negotiated contracts to design, build and manage mega-construction projects. She advised her general contractor and project owner clients as to their rights and responsibilities under those contracts and applicable law. She also tried cases, typically in arbitration.
Since 2009, Liz lives in old 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, ages 10 and 12, and their rescue German Shepherd. There is a lot of weeding.
For the last four years, Liz has steadfastly supported our County's public schools, fought for preservation of our most vulnerable green space to protect our County's two historic districts and old Ellicott City watershed, and unflinchingly focused on good government to invest in what's best for all of us, not just special interests.