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Elizabeth K. Watson
*Licensed also in Pennsylvania


Liz is the newest associate attorney at John D. Wheeler & Associates. She graduated first in her class from the University of Dayton School of Law in Ohio in 2017. While attending the University of Dayton, Liz served on the law review as a staff writer and a comment editor. Her comment analyzing the citizenship status of American Samoans was selected for publication by the University of Dayton Law Review and was published in the Winter 2017 Special Edition. Liz also worked as a research and teaching assistant for two professors while attending law school. As part of her work as a research assistant, Liz assisted Prof. Thaddeus Hoffmeister in completing two legal texts: an Ohio-focused criminal law book entitled "Criminal Law: The One-state Solution" and the social media edition of the "In a Nutshell" legal series.

During law school, Liz completed an externship with the Department of Law for the City of Dayton, where she worked directly with the City Attorney to draft proposed legislation and research topical legal issues. Presently, Liz primarily assists John Wheeler with matters involving civil litigation. Liz enjoys working with our corporate and individual clients to help to achieve their goals and resolve disputes. Liz has applied to be licensed to practice law in the State of New Mexico, and she will be taking the bar examination in February 2019.

Liz is originally from Pennsylvania, but her husband's military service has taken them around the country. Currently, Liz works from her home in California, while her husband is stationed at the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base. Bar Admissions Pennsylvania, 2017 Education University of Dayton School of Law | Dayton, Ohio Juris Doctorate, 2017, suma cum laude Pennsylvania State University | University Park, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science, 2009 Publications COMMENT: Citizens Nowhere: The Anomaly of the Citizenship Status of American Samoans after Tuaua v. United States, U. Dayton L. Rev, Volume 42, Issue 3, Winter 2017 Special.



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