Elizabeth Ryan Cano


Elizabeth joined Wolfe Snowden as an associate in October 2016. Her practice focuses on litigating a variety of matters, both at the trial stage and on appeal.

Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s Degree, summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 2007, where she studied Economics and Philosophy. She graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2010 from Harvard Law School where she served as an Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. After law school, Elizabeth clerked for the Honorable C. Arlen Beam in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She then moved to Texas where she practiced law in Dallas and Waco until 2016 when she returned to Lincoln, her hometown.

Elizabeth is actively licensed to practice law in Nebraska and Texas.


  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association


  • Lincoln Young Professionals
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Law
  • Business Entities and Corporations
  • Business Law, Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Defense of Violations under OSHA
  • Employment Law
  • Franchising
  • General Civil Litigation/Trial Practice


  • 2007 – Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude
  • 2010 – Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School


  • State of Nebraska
  • State of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

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