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Elizabeth Gobeil

Elizabeth Gobeil

Judge Elizabeth Gobeil was appointed by Governor Deal to the Court of Appeals of Georgia on June 5, 2018. In 2020, she won statewide election to keep her seat on the court.

Born in Thomaston, Georgia to Bea and McKenzie (“Mack”) Dallas, Judge Gobeil graduated from Emory University in 1991 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in History. Upon graduation, Judge Gobeil worked for the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies in Washington, DC briefly before entering law school. In 1995, Judge Gobeil graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was Notes Editor for The Journal of Intellectual Property Law.

Prior to joining the bench, Judge Gobeil served as Director and Appellate Division Judge for the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, a position she held since Governor Deal appointed her in November of 2012. Before assuming that role, Judge Gobeil worked as senior counsel for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and UCB, Inc., respectively. Judge Gobeil also was a partner at Thompson Hine, LLP, where she was recruited to help establish its Atlanta office and served as Hiring Partner for the Atlanta office.

Early in her career, Judge Gobeil worked in Washington, DC as a Legislative Advisor to U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell.

Currently, Judge Gobeil serves on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education (ICJE). She also chairs the Court of Appeals’ Rules Committee. She is a long-standing Board member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and is involved with the Savannah Chapter. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Savannah, the State Bar of Georgia, the Savannah Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the Bleckley Inn of Court.

Formerly, Judge Gobeil served on the Statewide Opioid Taskforce headed by Attorney General Carr. Judge Gobeil has written and presented widely to state, national, and international audiences on topics ranging from litigation and compliance to civility and leadership. She has guest lectured at Mercer University School of Law, Seton Hall School of Law, and Temple University School of Pharmacy.

Judge Gobeil resides in Savannah, Georgia with her husband, Bart, and their dog, Dutton. They are graduates of Leadership Georgia (Class of 2012), have been involved with the Ronald McDonald House Charities since 1999, and are members of the Isle of Hope Methodist Church.