Elizabeth Gilbert




TEL: 602.263.4446
FAX: 602.200.7835
Legal Assistant: Gail Hardin

In her more than 25 years of practice, Liz has tried more than 75 jury trials in both criminal and civil matters and in both State and Federal Courts.  Liz focuses her practice on claims involving alleged medical malpractice, wrongful death, medical negligence, alleged violations of the Adult Protective Services Act (APSA) and vicarious liability in both state and federal courts.  She represents hospitals, urgent care clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care providers and licensed healthcare providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and nurses.  Liz also represents healthcare professionals and healthcare entities that provide medical care in Arizona’s jails and prisons, including litigating civil rights claims involving the provision of medical care to incarcerated individuals.  In addition to managing complex litigation matters, Liz also represents physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals in administrative matters before state licensing boards.

In her first 12 years practice, Liz worked for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted violent criminals, including large, high-profile gang/criminal syndicate cases involving joint state and federal task forces. In 2007, she moved into the private sector and represented individuals in matters involving abuse and/or neglect pursuant to the Adult Protective Services Act. Liz has been with JSH since 2012 and has handled cases in all of her relevant practice areas. She proudly serves on the City of Tempe Historic Preservation Commission where she helps to preserve the City’s historical properties and assets.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member 

Civic & Community Associations

  • City of Tempe Historic Preservation Commission, 2018 – 2020

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Recipient of the 2008 Honor Award from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for her work on the White Supremacy investigation/prosecution.

Presentations & Publications

  • Long-Term Care Institutions and COVID-19: Strategies to Protect Your Facility,”  JSH eNewsletter, June 2020
  • “Mock Trial Presentation,” NALA – Paralegal Association Conference and Expo, July 2019
  • “Mock Depositions,” Arizona LeadingAge Annual Conference & Expo, May 2019
  • “Tips for Avoiding the Chair: A Mock Deposition,” Co-Presenter, Arizona Leading Age Annual Conference, May 2019
  • “Effective Use of Offers of Judgment,” AADC Young Lawyers Division CLE, November 2017 
  • “Newman v. Select Specialty Hospital: A Game Changer,” Co-Presenter, Arizona LeadingAge Annual Conference & Expo, June 2017
  • “Newman v. Select Specialty Hospital: What it Means to Those Who Sue You,” Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association’s Strive for 5 Forum: Legal Game Changers, February 2017
  • “Defensive Documentation”, Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association, Legal Forum, April 2016 
  • “Pregnancy Discrimination and Religious Discrimination: The New Landscape,” Co-Presenter, Arizona Paralegal Association (APA) Annual Legal Seminar, May 2016 
  • “Pregnancy Discrimination and Religious Discrimination: The New Landscape,” Co-Presenter, Current Issues in Governmental Liability Seminar, November 2015 
  • “How FOIA Requests Can Assist a Claims Adjuster in Investigating a Loss,” Co-Author, Facts & Findings, May 2015 
  • “Shining a Light on the Public’s ‘Right to Know’: An Update on Public Records Law,” Presenter, Arizona Paralegal Association’s Annual Legal Seminar, May 2015
  • “Taking The Bite Out Of Damages: Recoverability, Legal Defenses, and Current Trends,” Presenter, JSH Annual Seminar: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014
  • “Shining A Light On The Public’s “Right To Know”: An Update On Public Records Law,” Presenter, JSH Annual Seminar: Current Issues in Governmental Liability, November 2014 
  • “The Application of the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act in Litigation,” Author, JSH Reporter, Fall 2014
  • “Keeping Up with Employment Law,” Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association, August 2014 
  • “Medical Questions You Want to Ask…but Don’t Know if You Can,” Presenter, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool HR Summit, June 2014 
  • “Bullying in the Workplace,” Presenter, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool HR Summit, June 2014 
  • “Who’s The Boss: Employer Liability After Vance v. Ball State, Is the Line Really as Bright as the Court Intended?” Co-Author, IADC Employment Law Newsletter, July 2013 


Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 1995
Arizona State University, B.S., Business Administration, 1990


Arizona, 1995
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit