Elizabeth G. Morgan

Deputy County Counsel

Liz Morgan has worked in the Office of the County Counsel since 2000.  Her practice focuses on juvenile dependency law and related matters.  She has successfully represented the Department of Family and Children’s Services in hundreds of hearings and trials, lasting from less than half a day to more than two weeks.  Liz has also worked in the Office’s Workers’ Compensation unit, and has handled education-law matters. 

Liz’s professional expertise includes:

  • Juvenile dependency law
  • Forensic training in juvenile dependency law


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 1995
    • Public Interest Law Program Certificate Recipient
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. with honors, 1991

Professional Associations

  • Faculty member of the Santa Clara County Forensic Human Services program (2009 – Present)

Prior Experience

  • Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Lynne Yates-Carter (1999-2000)
  • Staff Attorney with Associate Dependency Attorneys (1997-1998)
  • Patients’ Rights Attorney with the Mental Health Advocacy Project (1996-1997)

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