Elizabeth B. N. Garcia




TEL: 602.263.4486
FAX: 602.651.7584
Legal Assistant: Ginger Stahly

Elizabeth is an appellate attorney, whose practice is focused on representing clients in state and federal appeals.  Elizabeth also represents clients in civil litigation, by collaborating with trial counsel and assisting with complex dispositive motions in various areas of civil litigation, including governmental liability, premises liability, contract claims, personal injury, wrongful death, and torts.  Before transitioning to civil practice, Elizabeth 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. Elizabeth honed her research and writing skills through a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Maurice Portley at the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division l.

In her free time, Liz stays active with her husband and children.

  • 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: Ones to Watch, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2024
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2023
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • National Black Lawyers (NBL), Top 40 Under 40, 2021

Presentations & Publications

  • “Appellate Tip: What’s the Deal with Duty in Arizona?”  February 2024
  • “Arizona Court of Appeals Holds that Notice of Claim Seeking $1,000,000 or Applicable Policy Limits Fails To State A Sum Certain,” JSH Law Alert, Co-Author, November 2023
  • “Appellate Tip: Preserving Objections to Denials of Summary Judgment,” September 2023
  • “Hospital Does Not Have a Non-Delegable Duty for Treatment By On-Call Neurosurgeon,” JSH Law Alert, Co-Author, August 2023
  • “Arizona Court of Appeals Holds Employer Not Liable For Employee’s Sexual Abuse of a Child,” JSH Law Alert, Co-Author, June 2023
  • “Appellate Tip: ‘My House, My Rules’ – The Importance of A Judge’s Rules,” Author, March 2023
  • “Judgment Day: Tips for Terminating Trial Court Proceedings and Shaping the Issues on Appeal,” Co-Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association, December 2022
  • “Appellate Tip: Law of the Case – A Double-Edged Sword,” Author, October 2022
  • “Notice of Claim Issues,” Co-Presenter, City of Phoenix Law Day, June 2022
  • “Appellate Tip:  Sanctions – Not All Rules Are Created Equal!”  Author, April 2022


Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2014
Stanford University, B.A., Political Science, 2011


Arizona, 2015
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2018
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2019