About Faulkner Law

Elizabeth A. Faulkner, Esq.

Faulkner Law Offices, PLLC was founded by Elizabeth A. Faulkner in 1996. Elizabeth is an accomplished trial attorney dedicated to zealously serving her clients with compassion and courtesy. Elizabeth has been recognized by her peers and judges and has achieved the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards, receiving an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Education:
Arizona State University | J.D., with honors, 1990
Northern Arizona University | B.S., Journalism, 1986

Admitted to Practice:
State Bar of Arizona, 1991
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1991

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Faulkner Law Offices, PLLC was founded by Elizabeth A. Faulkner in 1996. Elizabeth is an accomplished trial attorney dedicated to zealously serving her clients with compassion and courtesy. Elizabeth has been recognized by her peers and judges and has achieved the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards, receiving an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Elizabeth is a noted photojournalist, having worked for various newspapers, magazines and the Associated Press before embarking on her legal career. Once admitted to Arizona State University College of Law, she served in the distinguished position of a legal research and writing instructor to other law students. Based upon her superior academic record and writing skills, she was also appointed to the prominent position of Managing Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal. Finally, she had the great privilege and honor of studying, while on scholarship, under United States Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. Upon graduating from law school with honors, she served a prestigious clerkship in the Arizona Supreme Court with Vice-Chief Justice James Moeller. Elizabeth’s academic achievements and awards next led her to a position as an Associate at the highly respected law firm of Gust Rosenfeld, P.L.C. She practiced there from 1991 to 1996, focusing on civil litigation and appellate work, with an emphasis on employment law and insurance defense. After successfully trying numerous bench and jury trials, Elizabeth’s passion for employment law led her to form her own firm, enabling her to provide her clients with large firm service at small firm rates.

Elizabeth has authored several prominent law journal articles on trial strategy and human rights. Her dedication and drive in the area of employment law has resulted in her often being called upon to provide training and counsel to employers. She is a frequent speaker on employment-related topics, one of the firm’s areas of practice.

Besides her focus in Employment Law, which includes counseling employees and employers in discrimination law, (including sexual orientation), wage and hour law, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, executive employment contracts, personnel policies and manuals, discipline issues, trade secrets/anti-piracy and non-compete agreements, arbitration, mediation and trial work for both employees and management, Elizabeth’s practice also includes commercial/business litigation, personal injury, school and education law, insurance defense coverage, and complex construction defect litigation.

Complementing her legal practice, Elizabeth is an avid supporter of numerous non-profits and charitable organizations. She is passionate about serving the developmentally and intellectually challenged, and advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves, including homeless animals. She and her children log hundreds of volunteer hours annually through the many charities they support. Elizabeth is a strong believer in change through action, at home, in the schools and in the workplace. When she is not working, she can be found at sporting events, or on the water, swimming, sailing or scuba diving.

Education:
Arizona State University:
J.D., with honors, 1990

Northern Arizona University:
B.S., Journalism, 1986

Admitted to Practice:
State Bar of Arizona, 1991
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1991

Professional Affiliations and Other Accomplishments:
Bar Memberships: State Bar of Arizona; U.S. District Court of Appeals of
Arizona; Maricopa County Bar Association; Women Lawyer’s Association;
Arizona Employment Lawyer’s Association.

Other Memberships: Member, Board of Directors, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona; Las Madrinas, Auxiliary for the Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped; and Amnesty International.

Author, Editor and Photojournalist: “The Right to Habeas Corpus, Only in the Other Americas,” American University Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 9, No. 3 (1994); “Using the Special Verdict to Manage Complex Cases and Avoid Compromise Verdicts,” Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1 (1989); former Managing Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal; former legal writing instructor; and former photojournalist for various newspapers, magazines and the Associated Press.

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