Elizabeth A. Klesmith, Associate

Elizabeth Klesmith, Fellow of American Bar Association

Contact Information

Phone 574.232.3538
Fax 574.232.3790


Website: South Bend Personal Injury Attorneys

Practice Areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Insurance defense
  • Real estate law
  • Trademark law

Libby joined the firm’s South Bend office after graduating from Notre Dame Law School in 2014. Her practice areas include civil litigation representing clients in medical malpractice, contract disputes, contract claims, employment defense, personal injury, and real estate matters. She also assists clients with the application process for federal and state trademark registration in Indiana and Michigan.


Representative Transactions Include:

  • Contract disputes
  • Personal injury litigation
  • Property damage litigation
  • Employment defense litigation
  • Commercial real estate purchases and sales
  • Residential real estate purchases and sales
  • Tax sales
  • Applications for preliminary injunctions and TROs
  • Quiet title actions
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Creditors’ rights and collections
  • Easement disputes
  • Applications for Federal and State trademark registration

Professional Licensure

  • Indiana State Bar Association, District 3 Representative, Young Lawyers Section Council
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Admitted to Practice before the United States District Courts – Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and Western District of Michigan


  • Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2014
  • Grand Valley State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2011



  • American Bar Association, Fellow – March 2022-Present
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
    • Past President – July 2021-2022
    • Board Member, Vice President, President-Elect – July 2019-June 2021
    • New Lawyer Group Co-Chair – June 2016-2018
    • Judicial Survey Committee Co-Chair – June 2016-2017
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Robert A. Grant Inn of Court
  • Young Professionals Network South Bend (YPN)
  • Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley


  • Michiana Forty Under 40, Member of the Class of 2020
  • Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka, EMERGE Program, Fall 2015
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America


  • South Bend Civic Theatre
  • Reins of Life
  • Youth Service Bureau
  • Notre Dame Law School, Mentor
  • Former Member of Vesper Chorale
  • Former Member of The Acting Ensemble
  • Former Member of Midwest Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Blogs and Publications

Personal Snapshot

Libby, originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, has embraced South Bend as her home since her time at Notre Dame Law School. As is her style, Libby has thrown herself body and soul into her community. She has been cast in many productions at the South Bend Civic Theatre – where her beautiful voice and acting skills are gifts she willingly shares – and now serves on the Board and several committees. Libby is also an active member of the South Bend Young Professional Network and the St. Joseph County Bar Association, where she takes advantage of every service and leadership opportunity she can get to give back to the community that has given her so much.

Libby has a passion for learning about history and other cultures and enjoys traveling the world with friends. She also enjoys taking adult ballet classes at Southold Dance Theater, and has recently taken up running … which she (mostly) no longer hates.