“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life,”- Eleanor Roosevelt.
Elizabeth is a devoted team member who manages the office using the knowledge she acquired during her 40-year career managing libraries and law offices. She uses that knowledge base to help support the staff and trust in their abilities. An asset and leader within the office, she guides the staff with fairness, respect, care, and honesty, all values she finds crucial to the staff’s success in advocating for the injured.
Elizabeth began her career working for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. She started as a page when she graduated from St. Ursula Academy and started college at the University of Toledo. She worked her way up from shelving books part-time to managing the circulation desk full-time while working towards her Bachelor’s degree.
Often working a full-time and part-time job(s) to pay for college, Elizabeth was hired by a medical malpractice defense firm to pull medical articles from the Medical College of Ohio’s Mulford Library. That was the turning point between public, medical, and legal libraries with Elizabeth ultimately settling into a medico-legal library as the librarian for that same defense firm in 1989.
After she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with minors in Biology, Education & Information Systems Operation Management. She pursued a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies at the University of Toledo specializing in advocacy and enjoyed competing on the Mock Trial Team.
She went on to work as a litigation paralegal for one of her long-time attorneys when he founded his own law firm in 2000. She managed that firm for 15 years until his retirement. She then went to work for a large defense firm as a litigation paralegal at the request of one of her prior firm’s clients for 7 years.
When the opportunity to join the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices came around in 2022 it seemed wise to make the move to something she had done and enjoyed for so many years. The firm’s mission appeals to her sense of justice and the work she oversees serves a purpose that she is proud of.
When not at work, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, grandchildren, and numerous pets. Photography, gardening, cooking, reading, and crafts are some of her favorite pastimes.