elizabeth branch, of counsel

elizabeth branch, of counsel

elizabeth.jpgElizabeth Branch has a broad range of experience representing clients in general civil litigation and appellate matters in the areas of employment, business, consumer, and contract disputes, as well as oil and gas law, construction, and personal injury cases. In her practice, Ms. Branch has regularly advised clients on labor and employment-related matters including employment policies and procedures, state and federal disability and discrimination laws, and non-competition and non-disclosure agreements. She has served on the board of both the Austin Young Lawyers Association and the Travis County Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Branch received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego and her Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas. She is licensed to practice law in both Texas and California.

Education:

  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2001
  • University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Journalism, 1998

Activities and Awards:

  • Recipient: Contribution to Minority Community Award, 2015, Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Recipient:  President’s Award of Merit, 2007–08, Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Recipient:  President’s Award, 2008, Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association: Director, 2006–10, 2013, Secretary 2010–11, Treasurer 2011–12; Co-chair, Bench Bar Conference, 2005–10
  • Task Force Chair, Women’s Resource Fair, 2007–15
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association: Board Member, 2006–14; Chair, Color of Justice, 2006–14
  • Austin Bar Association: Cast member, Bar & Grill Show, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014
  • National Association of Women Judges: Attorney Liaison, District 11, 2007–08
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego: Task Force Committee Chair, Women’s Resource Fair, 2001–04
  • State Bar of California: Recipient, Wiley M. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2001

Presentations:

  • Employment Basics and Hot Topics, Goodwill Job Resource Center, November 2011
  • Guest Lecturer, St. Edward’s University MBA ProgramOctober-November 2007
  • FMLA Update, Council on Education Management HR seminar, May 2007
  • Small and Midsize Firm Panel, UT Law School, October 2006
  • Q & A with Five Employment Lawyers, Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA), October 2004
  • 711 West 7th Street Austin, Texas 78701
  • t: (512) 640-5500

711 West 7th Street Austin, Texas 78701
t: (512) 640-5500

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