Elizabeth A. Mitchell is Senior Counsel to the firm’s municipal law department handling all legal issues confronted by local agencies and special districts from advice regarding legislative actions, administrative policy implementation, and open meetings, election laws and effective government to labor and employment law, public contracts, and regulatory enforcement.
Elizabeth A. Mitchell
Elizabeth A. Mitchell is Senior Counsel to the firm’s municipal law department handling all legal issues confronted by local agencies and special districts from advice regarding legislative actions, administrative policy implementation, and open meetings, election laws and effective government to claims avoidance, mitigation and processing, corporate and transactional law, labor and employment law, public contracts, insurance, liability issues, real estate, workers’ compensation, civil rights and regulatory and code enforcement. Admitted to the California State Bar in 1999, Elizabeth utilizes her extensive background as a trial attorney in complex civil litigation and business transactions to help public agencies, municipalities and special districts avoid potential future legal problems before they arise.
Before joining the firm, Elizabeth was a partner in the litigation department of one of San Diego’s premiere mid-size business defense firms. Her sophisticated trial practice included international and multi-district civil litigation in state and federal court, unfair competition and trade secret cases, intellectual property, creditors’ rights, environmental causes, large corporate bankruptcies, American with Disabilities Act claims, and all aspects of transactional advice, contracts, negotiations, compliance and strategic planning. Elizabeth also spent time at a boutique plaintiff’s class action firm pursuing high profile public interest cases including privacy and constitutional rights, labor and employment law, health care and technology, false advertising and the Lanham Act. Before law school, she served as a legislative intern for the majority chairman of the House of Representative’s Education Committee.
Elizabeth is now putting her diverse background to work for local government and special districts throughout Southern California.
- University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999
- Boston University, B.A. political science, B.A. international relations, summa cum laude, 1996
- City Attorneys Association of San Diego