Elizabeth Dorsi represents clients in disputes ranging from high-stakes civil litigation to pre-litigation conflict resolution. Elizabeth leverages her practical experience handling a wide range of matters in state and federal trial courts, on appeal, and in arbitration.

Her practice includes unfair competition and false advertising consumer class actions to business torts and intellectual property disputes. She uses a combination of strategic, big-picture thinking and close attention to detail to develop creative solutions when none appear to exist. Recently, she won dismissal of a $300 million fraud action brought by the CFTC on the basis that Dodd-Frank did not give the CFTC general anti-fraud jurisdiction over the cash commodities market. She also won summary judgment on behalf of a nuclear fuel power manufacturer in a mass tort action, which was affirmed on appeal.

Elizabeth has an active pro bono practice. She’s represented parties in unlawful detainer actions, SSDI administrative appeals, habeas appeals, and civil rights class actions challenging California’s DNA collection law and juvenile detention practices. She previously served on the board of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel.

She served as a legal intern with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.


  • Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in the area of Commercial Litigation (2021)