Lizabeth N. de Vries practices law to advocate for individuals’ rights and worthy causes. Her practice focuses on elder financial abuse and civil rights litigation. Since she joined the Scott Law Firm in 2003, Liza has litigated and tried cases in state and federal courts, served as appellate counsel, and represented clients at arbitrations and administrative hearings.
Liza represents elders and their fiduciaries against corporations, financial institutions, care providers, municipalities, and “friends” who take advantage of elders’ frail or kind dispositions through fraud, deceit or undue influence. Clients recover their losses through lawsuits filed in state and federal courts, alternative resolutions prior to litigation, and probate-court remedies.
Liza’s track record:
Liza has litigated many complex and high-profile cases, such as Michael v. Home Care Assistance, and was the appellate lawyer in one of the first published decisions interpreting how to apply the remedies offered to plaintiffs under the Elder Abuse Act, Quiroz v. Seventh Avenue Center. Thereafter, the Legislature clarified who was authorized to pursue and recover elder-abuse remedies after the court issued a published decision in this case.
since 2003, Liza recovered millions of dollars for elders, dependent adults, children, and their private professional fiduciaries, pursuing rights under the Elder Abuse & Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act in probate and civil courts.
honored to collaborate with well-respected advocacy groups including the Legal Assistance for Seniors, Professional Fiduciary Association of California and local elder-abuse-related bar associations.
founder of the local chapter of a state-wide program which teaches law to high-school students called Youth & Government. In 2011, the program received a grant to quadruple in size thanks to the San Francisco delegation’s diversity and legal community’s support highlighted through two local annual events—Bill Hearing and Mock Trial—both spearheaded by Liza. In 2013, the program instituted an award for the high-school student who is most passionate and dedicated to using the law to help others: the Liza de Vries Award.