Elizabeth Unger Carlyle has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1977 and in Missouri since 1991. In the summer of 2006, she moved to Mississippi, where she has been admitted to the bar. She is also of Counsel to the Colom Law Firm in Columbus, Mississippi.
Ms. Carlyle concentrates her practice in criminal appellate and post-conviction matters. In that capacity, among other notable cases, she has obtained reversal of a federal drug conspiracy conviction, (United States v. Grimmett, 236 F.3d 452 (8th Cir. 2001), reversal of a federal sentence (United States v. Dixon, 360 F.3d 845 (8th Cir. 2004)), reversal of the dismissal of a habeas corpus action (Dixon v. Dormire, 263 F.3d 774 (8th Cir. 2001)). A considerable portion of her practice involves post-conviction representation of persons under sentence of death.