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Elizabeth H. Smith

Principal Assistant Attorney General
Constitutional Offices Section
Office: 614-466-2872
Fax: 614-728-7592
Elizabeth joined the Attorney General’s Office in 2023. Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, Elizabeth was an Assistant Prosecutor in Champaign County, Ohio, where she prosecuted adult felony and juvenile delinquency cases and represented county officials in various civil actions.
Before joining the public sector, Elizabeth spent more than a decade practicing civil litigation with a large Columbus law firm focusing primarily on defense of product/premise liability and employment cases. Elizabeth also previously worked as in-house counsel for a national insurance company managing litigation for the company’s commercial insureds both in Federal and State Court.
  • Ohio Supreme Court, 2003
  • US District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2004
  • US District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2006
  • US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2007
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2015
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D. 2003
  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A. cum laude 1998