It is with profound sadness that Thompson Coburn recognizes the passing of Liz Westbrooks, Loss Prevention Counsel, who died November 15 at the age of 32.
Liz joined Thompson Coburn in late 2016 and was a key member of our loss prevention team. As Loss Prevention Counsel, Liz worked with many of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff to ensure compliance with the rules of professional conduct. Her knowledge and diligence were assets to the Loss Prevention team.
Liz grew up in Greenville, Illinois, 50 miles east of St. Louis. She earned a B.A. in English from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, and obtained a law degree from the University of Missouri in 2010. Liz worked as an associate at three other St. Louis law firms before joining Thompson Coburn.
Liz was highly regarded by her friends and colleagues at Thompson Coburn and will be remembered for her kindness, dedication, and friendly, outgoing personality.
In her honor, Liz’s family is establishing a scholarship for prospective/admitted women law students at the University of Missouri School of Law. Donations to the Elizabeth Westbrooks Memorial Scholarship Fund can be sent to the family through the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Homes, 2013 West Oak Street, Greenville, Illinois, 62246. Liz was also a strong advocate for the conservation of elephants, particularly through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where donations can be made in her name. For donations made online, please use firstname.lastname@example.org as the "Honoree" email address.
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