Elizabeth A. Kane

Staff Attorney

Liz Kane is an attorney in Venable LLP's Product Liability and Mass Torts Litigation Practice Group. Her practice focuses on defense against claims involving occupational and para-occupational exposure to asbestos. Liz has participated in extensive motions practice and has deposed and cross-examined hundreds of fact witnesses on a variety of subject matters including occupational and para-occupational exposure to asbestos, product identification, alternative exposure, and pain and suffering.



Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment for her client in three cases involving the three-year statute of limitations period on household exposure to asbestos.
  • Part of a team that is currently defending a contractor distributor in more than 30,000 asbestos-related personal injury and wrongful death cases filed in the state of Maryland.
  • Part of a team that tried to verdict cases involving claims of occupational cancer, lung disease, and death.




  • J.D. University of Maryland School of Law 2009
  • B.A. Political Science Johns Hopkins University 2006
  • Phi Beta Kappa, general and departmental honors

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition, 2016 - 2018