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Elizabeth Annaliese Arwood

Elizabeth Annaliese Arwood

Practice areas:

Family, Criminal Defense, Juvenile

About Me

 Elizabeth graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law magna cum laude. During law school, Elizabeth also completed a Masters Degree in Business Administration, with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. Elizabeth worked as a graduate fellow in the MBA program, and assisted professors with research and scholarship. She co-authored published articles on the topics of international terrorism and its impact on organizations and management; and servant teaching and its use in managing stakeholder relationships.

During law school, Elizabeth interned at the Spokane County Public Defender in the juvenile division.  Elizabeth represented juveniles on Becca Bill matters including At Risk Youth, Children in Need of Services, and Truancy. Elizabeth assisted with delinquency and dependency matters. Elizabeth also externed at the Washington State Court of Appeals.

Elizabeth prides herself in her oral advocacy skill and she was selected to compete at a national moot court competition in tax law. Elizabeth also tutored first year law students in the subject of Property Law, and led a weekly tutorial to help summarize the teachings of the Property Law professor. Elizabeth and her co-tutor were selected as tutors of the year among the other tutors for first year law subjects. Elizabeth also won awards in Legal Research and Writing and Constitutional Law courses.

After law school, Elizabeth served as a law clerk for the Clark County Superior Court, where she gained knowledge and experience in criminal and civil matters. Elizabeth enjoyed assisting weekly with Drug Court.

Elizabeth grew up in NE Portland and returned to the Portland area after law school. Elizabeth enjoys yoga and her Schnoodle dog "Sugar." Depending on the day, you may meet Sugar at Elizabeth's office.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
  2. Family: 35%
  3. Juvenile: 30%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Bjorn Anders Hess

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Bjorn Hess Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew T. Blum

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Matthew Blum Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

Contact Info

Arwood Law, PLLC

1101 Broadway St.
Suite 250
Vancouver, WA, 98660



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Award for highest grade in Constitutional Law IICALIN/A
CALI Award for highest Grade Legal Research & Writing IVCALIN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerArwood Law, PLLC2011 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkClark County Superior Court2011 - 2011
Rule 9 InternJuvenile Division, Spokane County Public Defender2010 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionVice President2015 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice President2015 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Family Law SectionSecretary2014 - 2015
Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyer SetctionImmediate Past President2014 - 2015
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2013 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident2013 - 2014
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2013 - Present
Washington Women LawyersN/A2013 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionTreasurer2012 - 2013
Clark County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2012 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - 2011
Oregon State BarN/A2010 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
International Terrorism and Threats to Security: Managerial and Organizational ChallengesA U.S. Analysis of Terrorism2008
Association on Empoyment Practices and Principles Conference ProceedingsServant Teaching and Managing Stakeholder Relationships2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJ.D., magna cum laude2010
Gonzaga UniversityN/AMBA with Beta Gamma Sigma honors2010
University of OregonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law Section Monthly MeetingTitle 26 Guardian Ad Litem Cases2013