Elizabeth Savage


Elizabeth C. Savage is a trusted advisor and fierce advocate whose practice has a focus on civil litigation and family law. She enjoys settlement negotiation and trial work, and is particularly passionate about appellate practice. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Ivan Karmel in April 2014, Elizabeth served as judicial extern to the Honorable Rives Kistler and the Honorable Martha Walters, Associate Justices of the Oregon Supreme Court. Elizabeth also served as a law clerk at the Oregon Department of Justice, Financial Fraud and Consumer Affairs Division, where she worked on a variety of cases ranging from prosecution of UTPA violations to class actions against major pharmaceutical companies. Ms. Savage gained experience in estate planning and employment litigation when she worked as a law clerk and summer associate at Samuels Yoelin Kantor.

While in law school, Elizabeth served as an Articles Editor of the Lewis & Clark Law Review and as a research assistant to Professor Henry Drummonds.

Before becoming a lawyer, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, where she focused on AIDS education programs and women’s health and empowerment. Ms. Savage also worked as a high school English teacher in the Mississippi Delta and New Orleans, where she taught 9th-12th grade literature, as well as AP language and composition.

Admitted to Practice

  • Admitted to the Oregon State Bar: 2014
  • Admitted to the US District Courts for the District of Oregon: 2014

Professional & Community Activities

Ms. Savage is an active member of the following organizations: the Oregon Trial Lawyers’ Association, the American Bar Association, the Multnomah Bar Association, the Oregon Women Lawyers Society, and the Oregon State Bar.


  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Juris Doctor degree, cum laude
  • University of Mississippi, Masters of Arts degree, curriculum and instruction
  • Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts degree, English literature