Liz grew up on a farm outside of Ada, Minnesota, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Moorhead State University. Liz worked as a nurse for 22 years with 19 of those in the emergency room. Following her nursing career, Liz attended the University of North Dakota Law School where she graduated cum laude with awards for academic performance.
After law school, Liz worked for a large law firm in Fargo and emphasized her practice on civil litigation and collections.
In 2018, Liz partnered with Joe Irby to form Irby Brainard Law Firm, PLLC and serve a variety of clients.
In her spare time, Liz enjoys gardening, fishing, riding bikes, Netflix binges, and farming with her husband near Twin Valley. She has four children and has been actively involved in school activities, Norman County 4-H, and volunteering with Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota’s self-help clinic. Liz is licensed to practice in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wyoming State Courts.