About Elizabeth Culley

Elizabeth has an unwavering ability to place herself in the shoes of her clients, a trait often lacking in litigators. Clients routinely comment that Elizabeth’s warm personality and sense of humor help them maintain a sense of normalcy during a difficult time in their lives. Elizabeth’s excellent legal writing skills also separate her from the rest. It is often a surprise for clients to learn that the litigation process is heavily dependent upon legal briefing at every step of the way. Elizabeth understands what judges want to see and what they do not, and has become the go-to brief writer in the Litigation Group. Elizabeth’s passion, big law experience, and common sense approach make her an obvious choice for anybody facing litigation.


Education & Background

Elizabeth received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in 2005. Elizabeth completed her juris doctorate degree at USC Gould School of Law in May 2008 graduating in the top of her class. While at USC, Elizabeth was a Senior Content Editor for the Southern California Law Review. She also served as a judicial extern for Judge Alex Kozinski at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While practicing in Los Angeles, Elizabeth managed a variety of state and federal litigation matters, specializing in land use litigation, business litigation, and intellectual property litigation. At Andre, Morris & Buttery, Elizabeth has successfully helped numerous clients resolve their disputes whether through settlement or all the way through trial.

Business & Community

Elizabeth is not only recognized as an excellent litigator amongst her clients and peers, but also in the community. Elizabeth was named “Top 40 Under 40” by the Pacific Business Coast Times in 2017. Elizabeth has also been consistently named a Super Lawyer “Southern California Rising Star” for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Elizabeth is currently the Treasurer of the San Luis Obispo Women Lawyers Association and has been an integral WLA board member since 2017. Homegrown and proud of her Central Coast roots, Elizabeth is dedicated to serving the Central Coast community.