OCBA member Elizabeth M. Weldon, a partner at Snell & Wilmer, has been invited to join the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
The Fellows is a global honorary society comprised of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Established in 1955, Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession.
“It is an honor to be nominated and recognized by my peers for my values, as well as for my practice,” said Weldon. “I look forward to the work I will continue to do for my community as an ABF Fellow.”
Weldon is a Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. She concentrates her practice on business litigation and franchise litigation. Weldon represents both large and small businesses and franchisors in commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, tort, class action, business competition, franchise, trademark and trade dress claims.
In the community, Weldon has been involved with Girls Incorporated® of Orange County for more than nine years, serving on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2019 and as President of the board from 2016 to 2017. She was inducted into Franchise Times Legal Eagle Hall of Fame in 2020 after 10 consecutive years of recognition and has been included in the Best Lawyers in America®, Franchise Law (2016-2020) and the Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Franchise/Dealership, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation (2007-2016). Weldon is an active member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and is a current member of the Forum’s Governing Committee and the current Finance Officer. Additionally, Weldon has been invited to speak at events sponsored by the ABA Forum on Franchising and the International Franchise Association on multiple occasions. She has been published as a chapter author in The Annotated Franchise Agreement and as a co-author of 2018 Annual Developments for the ABA Forum on Franchising.