Lizbeth West Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

SACRAMENTO (March 4, 2015) – Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Shareholder Lizbeth (“Beth”) West has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is an exclusive trial lawyer honorary society limited to 4,000 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based on excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and based on superior ethical reputation. While trial experience is an important factor in selecting Fellows, the LCA also recognizes that great litigators sometimes win before trial. Thus, the purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers in their respective practice areas. The number of Fellowships is kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity, and inclusion to align effectively with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the Bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. The LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism, and ethical standards among its Fellows.

West is licensed to practice law in California and Washington. She has more than 15 years of experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of their employment relationship with their employees, including defending employers in various forms of employment disputes in federal and state courts. She also has extensive experience representing employers in governmental audits with agencies like the DOL, EEOC, DFEH, DLSE, EDD, OFCCP, OSHA, and others. West conducts employment due diligence audits for businesses in connection with mergers and acquisitions to evaluate employment law compliance and identify potential liabilities. Beyond her busy law practice, she is active in supporting the education of employers and attorneys in employment law. West is a contributing editor of The Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide: Employment Litigation; co-author of the LexisNexis treatise, “California Leave Law: A Practical Guide for Employers;” and regularly writes for Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Law Blog. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Employer Advisory Council (SEAC) and served as its Chair from 2011 to 2013. In addition, West has previously taught as an adjunct professor of law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and continues to teach the “Elimination of Bias in the Practice of Law” course at McGeorge’s annual CLE Conference.

West is consistently ranked as a Northern California Super Lawyer and was also named one of the Top 50 Northern California Women Super Lawyers for 2014 and a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer for 2013. She was also included in the Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar for 2014.

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