Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.

Elizabeth S. Alrutz

Elizabeth Simpson Alrutz is a lifelong Memphian who focuses her practice in medical malpractice defense.  Ms. Alrutz began her practice in 1989 with a focus on general litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury defense. In 1993, she “retired from practice” to be a stay-at-home mother to her children, Jim and Liza. In 2004, Ms. Alrutz returned to the firm with a specific focus on working with other lawyers to prepare medical malpractice cases for trial.


Ms. Alrutz has been elected with a lifetime appointment as a Trustee at Idlewild Presbyterian Church where she is a member, an elder and serves on the Community Support Committee. She is a member of the St. Mary’s Alumnae Association and serves as Class Secretary for her beloved Class of 1982. Ms. Alrutz and her husband, Doug, enjoy supporting both Tennessee football and traveling to visit both children at Northwestern University.


  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association


Memphis Office

One Commerce Square
29th Floor
40 South Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Telephone (901) 525-8721
FAX (901) 525-6722


Davidson College, B.A., 1986

Memphis State University, J.D., 1989

Bar Admission

Tennessee Bar, 1989

Tennessee Court of Appeals for the Western Division, 1989

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1992

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