Born in Louisiana, Elizabeth is an adopted Texan and has lived in District 14 for nearly fourteen years. Elizabeth first lived in the Village Apartments, then she and her husband Marshall purchased their first home in the M Streets (Greenland Hills). Now, Elizabeth, Marshall, and their three children live in a 95 year-old home in Old East Dallas.
Elizabeth loves this community, as is evidenced by the years she has poured into serving it and protecting its citizens. Elizabeth’s service to our city dates back to her time at SMU law school, where Elizabeth was part of the SMU Child Advocacy Clinic as a pro bono student attorney and guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children. After law school, Elizabeth completed a federal clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, then began her law practice as a commercial litigator with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher—where she practiced for five years. In addition to a busy litigation practice, Elizabeth poured hundreds of pro bono hours working with Dallas residents, law enforcement, and the civil justice system to make neighborhoods safer and empower families to restore hope and dignity to their community. In addition to her own service, Elizabeth recruited many other attorneys to volunteer in this work as well, together donating over 1,200 hours of pro bono service. For this work, Elizabeth was awarded the 2017 Good Works Under 40 Award presented by the Dallas Foundation and the Dallas Morning News. Elizabeth has also been an outspoken advocate for local and international organizations fighting human trafficking, violence against women and children, and supporting healing and reconciliation. Elizabeth and her family are also active members of Watermark Community Church.
Elizabeth now looks to continue investing in our City by running for Dallas City Council. She will be the strong, decisive, and responsive leader our District needs at this hour.
“I’m in this race because I believe every voice matters and every person matters. The rising crime in our city and its disparate impact on the Black and Hispanic community is the most pressing human rights issue facing our city right now. We must fully support our police, our fire fighters, and all public servants working to make our city safe. How we navigate this issue, support small businesses, lower the tax burden, and respond to our constituents will forecast the future success of Dallas." - Elizabeth