Elisabeth was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California in Santa Cruz, in the area of Language Studies and a Juris Doctor from the University of Santa Clara. Graduating in the top 35% of her class, Elisabeth also received the American Jurisprudence award in Contracts and excelled in Moot Court. Even in law school, Elisabeth represented Family Law clients as a member of the Family Law Clinic. She also represented criminal clients in court as a certified law student and was a member of the criminal law moot court.
Upon graduation, Elisabeth joined a conflict Public Defender’s office where she represented parents involved with the Child Protective Services as well as criminal defendants. She was admitted in the California Bar in 1999 and opened her own practice in October 2001 where she continued to practice Juvenile Dependency, Criminal Law and Family Law in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey counties.
Elisabeth relocated to Riverside County in 2006. She continually expanded her Family Law practice while continuing to represent clients in the areas of Juvenile Dependency, Criminal Law, Adoption and Guardianship. In 2013, Elisabeth joined a large family law firm in Riverside County. As a Senior Litigation Attorney, she managed an extensive case load involving all aspects of Family Law. In 2014, Elisabeth obtained designation by the California State Bar as a Certified Family Law Specialist.
In March of 2018, Elisabeth joined with William and Pamela Bratton and Michael Razo to form the law firm of Bratton Razo & Lord.
Elisabeth has extensive trial experience in all aspects of Family Law including custody and visitation, support, division of property, restraining orders and the establishment of paternity. She further continues to practice in the areas of juvenile dependency, adoption and the establishment of guardianships.
Elisabeth is active in the Inland Empire legal community as a member of the Riverside County Bar Association, San Bernardino Bar Association, East-West Bar Association, Inland Empire Legislative Committee and Leo Deegan Inns of Court.
- Certified Family Law Specialist
- Family Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, Member
- Riverside County Bar Association, Member
- San Bernardino Bar Association, Member
- Past President Hemet/San Jacinto Bar Association
- East West Family Law Council, Member
- Attorney Master with Leo Deegan Inns of Court
- Inland Empire Legislative Committee for Family Law Section
- BA Language Studies, University of California Santa Cruz
- Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University School of Law (Top 35%)