Attorney Profile

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Hearing Officer, Referee, and Mediator

Elizabeth Moreno is an arbitrator, hearing officer and referee and has presided over hundreds of arbitrations and hearings. As a hearing officer for the  Civil Service Commission for the County of Los Angeles,she decides whether an employee should have been disciplined or terminated, hears Department of Water and Power customers water and electric disputes. As a referee, she makes determination if an employee should receive disability retirement for Los Angeles County Employee Retirement (LACERA). Ms. Moreno arbitrates cases involving disputes between securities investors and their broker for FINRA.
As a well recognized mediator in Southern California, Ms. Moreno has resolved hundreds of disputes. As a mediator, she conducts private mediations involving employment discrimination, wage and hour disputes, personal injury, insurance, business contracts, and construction defect actions. She is currently on the USDC-Central District, Riverside and Orange Counties panels.

 

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Trial Attorney

 As a trial attorney, Ms. Moreno has tried more than 40 jury and court civil trials that have varied from 5 to 80 days in length and has handled thousands of cases. She has litigated complex and class actions, Real Estate, construction defects/Mold, discrimination, wrongful termination, employment contracts, wage and hour violations, personal injury, medical malpractice, conservatorships for developmentally disabled, insurance bad faith and business litigation. For five years she was an expert witness on Insurance Issues. Since 2004, she has had her own certified minority woman owned law firm of Elizabeth A. Moreno, A Professional Corporation. 
She participated in the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trial Attorney Project and received extensive training prosecuting criminal cases. Once her training was completed, she spent time trying criminal cases for the Los Angeles City Attorney's office. 
 

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Involvement in Organizations

 As a prolific writer regarding legal issues, elimination of bias and access to justice, Ms. Moreno's articles have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Beverly Hills Bar Association Newsletter, ABA Just Resolution Newsletter, Mediate.com, Advocate, Journal of Consumer Attorney Associations for Southern California and republished numerous times. 
After serving a three year appointment to the California State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee, she has been appointed an advisor to the State Bar ADR Committee. The ADR committee identifies issues concerning the relationship of ADR to the practice of law, the administration of justice and improving access to justice.  Ms. Moreno has served on  the California State Bar's Administration of Justice Committee. She has served as a board member  of the California Conference of Bar Association that recommends changes to California Law. Ms. Moreno has been a speaker on elimination of bias issues to various associations including at the State Bar Annual Conferences from 2005 to 2012, California Association of Black Lawyers, Los Angeles Unified School District and the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference. At the 2009 Los Angeles County Bar Association's Solo and Small Practice Annual Conference she spoke about unbundling legal services to clients.