Elizabeth Barrett joined Carmody MacDonald as an associate in 2016 and focuses her practice in the areas of banking, real estate, corporate, and business law.

Elizabeth has experience representing financial institutions and other lenders in complex commercial loans and secured transactions, and other clients in real estate acquisition, development and zoning matters. Elizabeth also has experience in general business governance and estate planning matters.

While in law school, Elizabeth was a clerk with the United States Attorney’s Office in Jefferson City and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Criminal Division, also in Jefferson City. Additionally, she served as a Legal Extern for the Department of Veteran Affairs Regional Counsel located in St. Louis. Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University with a degree in Political Science, magna cum laude and certificates in Legal Studies and Leadership Development.

Elizabeth is a 2014 graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where she was a senior associate of the Journal of Dispute Resolution, President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization, and member of the Moot Court Team.


University of Missouri, Columbia, J.D. with a Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2014;

  • President, Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization
  • Senior Associate, Journal of Dispute Resolution
  • Board of Advocates, Moot Court Director
  • Board of Advocates, Inter-School Competition Assistant Director
  • Moot Court Team

Saint Louis University, B.A., Political Science with Legal Studies Certificate, magna cum laude, 2011

Community Involvement
  • SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Development Board (2019-present)
  • Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient
  • Initiated and implemented a tutoring program at an inner city school to encourage academic and social development (2008-11)
  • Planned and implemented a community service project to take legally blind veterans to Cardinals baseball games where they were able to see the game 20/20 with the assistance of an electronic microscope (2010)
  • Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN), St. Louis Gala Committee
  • St. Louis Mizzou Tiger Club, Board of Directors
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
  • Women Lawyers’ Association (WLA)
  • Best Lawyers – “Ones To Watch” – Real Estate Law (2022)
  • Super Lawyers
    •  Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars (2020-2021)