This week the National Law Journal honored 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today, including Elizabeth J. Cabraser. These women, the editors of the NLJ note, selected from hundreds of nominations, “represent excellence in private practice, corporate counsel work, public interest representation, legal education, and the judiciary. Their accomplishments especially stand out as women continue to be under-represented in the highest levels of business, law, and public service.”
Among the factors the NLJ considered in selecting its Outstanding Women Lawyers were development of successful practices, attainment of professional leadership roles, performance in significant cases, influence and stature in the public sector, representation of the underserved or indigent, and demonstrated efforts to improve diversity in the profession.
Possessing unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation and having served as court-appointed lead, co-lead, or class counsel in scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings, Cabraser is one of the foremost litigators in our nation. Under her leadership, Lieff Cabraser has become one of the country’s largest and most successful plaintiffs’ law firms.
Cabraser has written and spoken extensively on issues related to the advancement of women in the profession. In 2010, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession honored her with its Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and have paved the way to success for other women lawyers.
Note: Photo used with the permission of the NLJ.