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A dedicated litigator, Elizabeth is a staunch advocate for business interests and goals.

Elizabeth understands how litigation can help protect and grow a client’s company. She also knows proactive measures that prevent concerns before matters reach the courtroom can sometimes offer clients the best defense. Working closely with clients and legal teams, Elizabeth gets to know each client’s unique circumstances and industry before offering complex plans of legal action that help clients cost-efficiently stay on track with business goals, minimizing interruptions. She focuses her practice on class action defense.

Having served as a judicial law clerk in the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Elizabeth brings experience in criminal, civil and appellate work to client commercial litigation. She is known for her ability to build relationships, collaborate and streamline optimal strategies and solutions on behalf of clients.




  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021


  • J.D., Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
    • Willard H. Pedrick Scholar
  • B.A., Stanford University
    • Political Science
    • Stanford Award of Excellence


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


  • The Hon. Maurice Portley, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One


  • Spanish, fluent
  • Represented State of Arizona in criminal appellate matters in both state and federal courts.
  • Assisted clients in removal hearings and proceedings related to Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions under supervision of Immigration Clinic Professor.
News Releases | September 30, 2019
Husch Blackwell Adds Six Litigators to Phoenix Office

Following the August move of Dan Goldfine, Josh Grabel, Jamie Halavais and Ian Fischer to the office, the September addition of Garcia and Hembd further enhances Husch Blackwell’s Phoenix attorney roster.

Outside the Office

Elizabeth and her husband stay busy with three young sons and their extracurricular activities. Her high-wire act is coordinating their schedules.

Community Leadership

Elizabeth is very active in her church, teaching music in the Sunday School Department along with other involvement.

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