Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience practicing primarily in the areas of construction defect, workplace injury, and products liability. She has participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations, and has tried cases in state and federal courts in Oregon, Washington, and Illinois. She often participates on panels and presentations at national construction law conferences, providing guidance to general contractors, developers, and claims handlers.
Elizabeth represents general contractors and developers in a wide range of matters including construction defect defense, workplace injury defense, insurance coverage matters, and safety violation appeals. She recently challenged a safety violation issued to her general contractor client, participating in a week-long hearing before the Washington Board of Insurance and Industrial Appeals, and obtained a full reversal of the violation.
She also represents product manufacturers and sellers in products liability cases in Oregon and Washington. She has extensive experience in defending these entities in high profile, and high dollar, cases from inception of the case through trial. Recently, Elizabeth monitored a $10 mil...
- Presentations & Teaching Experience
- Panel Presentation Concerning Construction Wrap Policies
CLM National Construction Conference · Sep 16, 2019
Elizabeth acted as moderator on a six-person panel including adjusters, general counsel, and construction defect attorneys.
- West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference
Anaheim, CA · May 13, 2016
Elizabeth participated as a panelist in a discussion about defense strategy of general contractors and developers where project wrap policies are involved.
- Premier Northwest Construction Defect & Dispute Conference
Portland, Oregon · Sep 11, 2015
Elizabeth participated as a panelist to present developments in Oregon and Washington construction law to attorneys, experts, contractors, and developers.
- Pacific Northwest Construction Defect Law Seminar
Seattle, Washington · Mar 19, 2015
Elizabeth participated as moderator for a panel of construction law attorneys to present case law updates relating to Oregon and Washington construction law.
University of Iowa College of Law, 1998
University of South Dakota, BLS, 1993
Prior Law Firm Experience
Neal Gerber Eisenberg
Jenner & Block