Elizabeth A. French is a Partner in the law firm of Green, Bryant & French, LLP. For the last seventeen years her practice has emphasized the representation of community associations in all aspects of the law, including litigation and transaction matters.
The first ten years that Ms. French practiced law, she worked as both a plaintiff and defense attorney in the areas of construction defect, real estate, and employment law. She has tried multiple cases to verdict, including construction defect, quiet title, and governing document enforcement cases. As a result of her litigation practice over the last twenty-seven years, Ms. French has participated in hundreds of mediations, resolving many of those cases without filing a lawsuit. Finally, Ms. French has served as general counsel to several construction and real estate businesses.
Ms. French has written numerous articles on issues relating to community associations. Ms. French is also a regular contributor to Community Association Institute (CAI) publications and spoken for CAI San Diego and Riverside chapters on topics relating to community associations.
Ms. French currently sits on the Board of American Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL). She was also a Director on the Board of Directors for the Community Association Institute’s San Diego Chapter for six years and was a Delegate for three years on its Legislation Action Committee (LAC). LAC reviews and lobbies for or against new legislation that may affect owners in a common interest development, as well as associations.
Ms. French earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Indiana in 1990. In 1993, Ms. French earned her Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington.
B.A. St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame
J.D. Gonzaga University School of Law