Elizabeth Unger Carlyle practices criminal defense law in Missouri and Mississippi, with her main office in Kansas City, Missouri. She practices in partnership with Kay Parish in the firm of Carlyle Parish LLC, Ms. Parish’s office is in St. Louis, Missouri.
Ms. Carlyle has a special interest in sentencing, appellate and post-conviction matters in state and federal court, and in working with incarcerated prisoners who are unjustly convicted or sentenced. In 2005 and 2012, she received the Atticus Finch Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer Award from the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for her work in death penalty cases. She is past president of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). She has lectured for the Missouri Bar, MACDL, the Mississippi Public Defender Association, Missouri Public Defender System, and Administrative Office of U.S. Courts on various criminal law topics, and has written articles for The Champion and the MACDL newsletter. She is currently a member of the amicus committee for NACDL. She was the Supplement Author of Reversible Errors in Federal Criminal Cases and Erisman’s Reversible Errors in Texas Criminal Cases, published by Knowles Publishing, Inc.