Elizabeth Graves


How I represent clients at Schwabe

I support my clients through an array of litigation matters and legal concerns. As a strategic thinker, I evaluate the essential factors of each case before me as I guide my clients toward successful outcomes.

My thorough understanding of the court system and skills in legal research help me effectively advocate for my clients. I gained valuable experience during my tenure at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, where I served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Karin J. Immergut and a judicial extern to the Honorable Michael H. Simon.


  • Part of a team that successfully defended a major semiconductor manufacturer in a potentially billion-dollar case involving claims of false advertising, fraud, negligence, and breach of contract, resulting in a unanimous jury verdict of not liable on all counts.
  • Represented clients in diverse areas of civil litigation including construction negligence, contract disputes, financial elder abuse, and legal malpractice.
  • Successfully engaged in settlement negotiations and mediations in personal injury, construction defect, and legal malpractice cases.
  • Drafted legal memoranda and assisted with judicial opinions resolving a myriad of civil motions arising in state and federal court, ranging from temporary restraining orders to motions for summary judgment.
  • Assisted a judge in management of civil caseload and preparation for hearings.


  • Lewis & Clark, Law School, Juris Doctor degree, cum laude (2019)‎
  • University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Science degree, Communications (2014)‎


  • Oregon State Courts
  • U.S. District Court - District of Oregon


  • Oregon State Bar Association, member
  • Multnomah Bar Association, member
  • Lewis & Clark Law Review, Managing Editor (2018-2019)‎
  • Lewis & Clark Law Review, Member (2017-2018)‎


  • Selected to Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, IP Litigation (2023)
  • Cornelius Honor Society, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2019
  • Pro Bono Award Recipient, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2019
  • Public Interest Law Project Award Recipient, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2017
  • Honors Distinction in Legal Writing, Lewis & Clark Law ‎School, 2016-2017
  • Honors Distinction in Oral Advocacy, Lewis & Clark Law ‎School, 2016-2017

Additional Publications

So You Are Saying That There’s A Chance: Strategies for Challenging Compelled Arbitration,” Lewis & Clark Law Review; Volume 23, Issue 4; 2020

Community Activities

  • Lewis & Clark Law School Mentor (2019-present)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School Moot Court Judge (2019-present)

Outside Interests

Catching a baseball game with Dad.

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