Elizabeth M.C. Scheibel



Liz Scheibel thrives on opportunities to present her clients’ positions in court, whether to a judge or jury. She loves legal research, writing, court rules and combining all of those to create effective strategies that put her clients in the best position to get their definition of a win. Liz focuses on patent litigation in federal district courts but has broad experience that includes contract disputes (intellectual property-related and otherwise), business tort claims, trademark and trade dress litigation, and Tucker Act suits against the federal government. In addition to practicing in federal district courts around the country, Liz has practiced in state courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Court of Federal Claims and federal appellate courts.

Past Experience

Liz rejoined Faegre Drinker after clerking for District Judge Eric C. Tostrud and Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. During her clerkships, Liz gained valuable insight into judicial decision-making, effective lawyering and each step of district court litigation.

During law school, Liz served as editor-in-chief of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review. She was also an extern to Magistrate Judge Becky Thorson in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and to Judge Carol Hooten in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. 

Before law school, Liz was a law librarian for a large Minneapolis law firm, serving the research and information needs of attorneys and staff across three locations and litigation and transactional practice groups. She also worked at Hennepin County Library, Minnesota State Law Library and the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.

Personal Interests

Liz loves being outside, and her favorite outside activities are canoeing Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, playing in several sports at a mediocre level, and walking her husky along Minnehaha Creek and Lake Nokomis. She is also passionate about enjoying a good meal with good drinks, which is best prepared by someone other than her, and watching World Cup soccer.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Eric C. Tostrud, 2021-2022
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Elizabeth Cowan Wright, 2020-2021


Mitchell Hamline School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Mitchell Hamline Law Review (editor-in-chief) (2017)

St. Catherine University
M.L.I.S. (2011)

Macalester College
B.A. in English, cum laude (2005)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Newer Lawyers Committee Co-Chair, 2020-22
    • Bar Talk Newsletter Co-Chair, 2021-23
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Civic Activities

  • Open Arms of Minnesota — Kitchen Volunteer, 2010-present


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018-19
  • CALI Awards in Civil Procedure, Property, Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Feminist Jurisprudence and Administrative Law
  • Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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