Elizabeth Zareh maintains the highest and strictest standards when it comes to the law. She has a solid reputation for being responsive, dedicated, and thorough which stems from an unyielding work ethic and thirst for knowledge.

Elizabeth was admitted to California State Bar in 1996. Since then, she has been representing individuals and corporations in civil matters in state, federal, and appellate courts including the 9th Circuit court of appeals. She has tried jury and non-jury trials. She has handled 100+ depositions, cross-examinations, and examinations where many of which were highly contested. She has argued and defended over70 substantive and/or dispositive motions in court. She has extensive litigation background.

Since 2016, Elizabeth has been serving as judge pro tem for San Francisco Superior court.

Since 2017, Elizabeth has been serving as a commissioner for the City of San Francisco. She is one of the commissioners at the Assessment Appeals Board.

 

  

It is not a stretch to say that Elizabeth lives and breathes the law. Nothing is more important to her than playing a role in upholding the law in San Francisco.

Elizabeth's Private Law Practice

Elizabeth is an experienced trial attorney and practices law in California. She has litigated complicated cases and settled complex cases even when judges lost hope. She has tried jury and non-jury trials. She has handled 100+ depositions, cross-examinations, and examinations where many of which were highly contested. She has argued and defended over 70 substantive and/or dispositive motions in court. She has extensive litigation background. She provides honest and effective legal services because she does not give up easily. She is committed to working tirelessly to do whatever is necessary to ensure that all matters are handled with the care and attention required. She focuses in:                   

    Mediation services
    Complex business litigation 
    Real estate
    Construction defect
    Banking/credit including Data Breach 
    General counsel to startups
    Employment law
    Appeals & writs

Recently, she successfully argued a case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  

It's not a secret that planning and preparation pays off.  Elizabeth Zareh places an emphasis on details, as that is what allows her to provide the best legal advice and build the best strategy. 

Judge Pro Tem, San Francisco Superior Court

Elizabeth was appointed as judge pro tem. Judge pro tem is a temporary judge. In San Francisco, the Temporary Judge Program utilizes a panel of qualified, experienced, and trained attorneys who volunteer their time to serve in various divisions of the Court as Temporary Judges.  A "Court-appointed Temporary Judge" is an attorney who has satisfied the requirements for appointment, and has been appointed by the Court to serve as a Temporary Judge.  Elizabeth has been presiding over Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer (UD) Settlements.

Commissioner, San Francisco Assessment Appeal Board

The Assessment Appeals Board is an independent agency, separate from the Assessor's Office, established to decide disputes between the Assessor's Office and property owners. It is the duty of the Assessment Appeals Board to equalize the valuation of the taxable property within the City and County of San Francisco for the purpose of taxation.

Elizabeth serves in Board 2. Board #2 is authorized to hear all residential property of four units or less, property assessed at less than $50 million, excluding possessory interests, and applications concerning real property located all or in part within Assessor's Blocks 1 through 876 and 3701 through 3899, inclusive.

Her duties are: To listen to testimony, review documents, and ask questions of the Taxpayer and Assessor in order to determine the fair and correct assessment of property in accordance with applicable California Revenue and Taxation Codes.

Real Estate Broker

Elizabeth is a broker and a member of San Francisco Association of Realtors and TheMLS.com.  As a real estate broker, Elizabeth understands and appreciates the challenges facing San Francisco's real estate market.  

Accomplishments

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth will bring civility, dignity and honor to San Francisco Superior Court

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Education

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF LAW, St. Paul, Minnesota
Juris Doctor, Dean's Honor Roll
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PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts
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WEST LAYAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL
West Lafayette, Indiana  
 

Her clients rate her as:

"Five stars all the way for Elizabeth Zareh! As you will find out, Elizabeth is the model professional attorney."

Kristine W.

Elizabeth was born in Tehran-Iran. She moved to US when she was 16 years old.  She has been living in US since then. She has been living and working in San Francisco for the past 23 years. She bilingual in English and Farsi.