Elizabeth B. N. Garcia
Elizabeth focuses her practice in federal and state appellate matters. Liz joins JSH after gaining experience at a multi-state firm where she handled class action defense and other complex litigation. In addition to her class action experience, Liz handled breach of contract and other sophisticated commercial litigation for clients across industries. After law school, she worked for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Appeals and was named the 2017 Emerging Star for the Solicitor General’s Office. Liz honed her appellate writing and research skills through a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Maurice Portley at the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division l.
During law school at ASU, Liz worked as a law clerk for a Phoenix litigation firm which handles consumer and employment class-action lawsuits. She was named a Willard H. Pedrick Scholar and volunteered as a Rule 38(d) Certified Limited Practice Student at the ASU Immigration Law and Policy Clinic. Liz initially began pursuing her law degree at UofA James E. Rogers College of Law. While at UofA, she earned an Outstanding Performance in Oral Advocacy Award and a Snell & Wilmer Scholarship. Liz worked as a legal researcher for Icon Professional Services during her first year of law school.
Liz earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Stanford University. She was awarded the Stanford Award of Excellence and was a Boothe Prize Nominee, which recognized and rewarded outstanding expository and argumentative writing by first-year students in the Introduction to the Humanities Program and Program in Writing and Rhetoric courses. In addition, Liz was the Mini-Reunions Student Coordinator for the Stanford University Alumni Association and a Resident Writing Tutor at the Stanford University Hume Writing Center.
In her free time, Liz stays active with her husband and their three boys.
- Obtained dismissal on grounds of lack of jurisdiction for transportation client facing breach of contract claim.
- Successfully represented corporate client in obtaining negotiated permanent injunction protecting client’s confidential and proprietary business information.
- Represented State of Arizona in criminal appellate matters in both state and federal courts.
- Assisted clients in removal hearing and proceedings related to Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions under supervision of Immigration Clinic Professor.
Professional Recognition & Awards
- Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2023; Antitrust Litigation, 2022-2023; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2023
- National Black Lawyers (NBL), Top 40 Under 40, 2020
- Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Antitrust
Presentations & Publications
- “Notice of Claim Issues,” Co-Presenter, City of Phoenix Law Day, June 2022
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2014
Stanford University, B.A., Political Science, 2011
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2018
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2019