Elizabeth O. Gonser

Elizabeth Gonser has a broad-based commercial litigation practice that serves individual, municipal, and corporate clients. Elizabeth practices in state and federal court, before the American Arbitration Association, and in concert with mediators and private arbitrators to reach favorable resolutions for her clients.  Elizabeth's experience includes representing providers in managed care disputes; defending companies and their directors in shareholder litigation; representing music publishers, labels, and artists in copyright infringement actions; resolving a dispute over municipal interest rate swap agreements on behalf of a Tennessee municipality; advising physician groups; and defending a university employee against Title VII and related claims.

Elizabeth graduated from Vanderbilt Law School, where she was the graduating class recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers' Outstanding Law Student Award.  She earned Best Oralist distinction in the Intramural Moot Court Competition and was the top competitor on the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.  Elizabeth graduated with honors from The George Washington University in 2001.

Before attending law school, Elizabeth worked in the communications and research division of an international non-profit based in Washington, D.C.  Elizabeth continues to engage with her community: she served previously as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of The Bridge Nashville, Inc., and is an alumna of the Nashville Young Leaders Council.


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Healthcare Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Securities Litigation


Vanderbilt Law School, J.D. 2007
The George Washington University, B.A. 2001

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2007


American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association


Phone: (615) 320-3700 ext. 162