On Top of the Hill

About Me

Elizabeth A. Mote, Esq.

Trial/Personal Injury Attorney with 10 Years Experience

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You Can Get Through This!

I provide one-on-one representation to help you with your personal injury, medical negligence, products liability or litigation case. I understand that this is a difficult time for you, but you can get through this. You have the power to make these challenging decisions, and I will help you navigate them and guide you in the right direction.

My Education

I graduated from Capital University Law School, cum laude, in May 2010. I participated on the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and made the Dean's list.

I studied Classics at Kenyon College for my undergraduate degree. I worked on the Literary Magazine (HIKA) and was a tour guide for the Brown Family Environmental Center. I was fortunate enough to spend the spring and summer of 2006 studying abroad in Greece.

In 2003, I graduated from Columbus Academy as valedictorian.

My Experience

I have more than 10 years of legal experience, most of which focuses on personal injury and litigation. I have provided counsel on every aspect of serious injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of injured parties, as well as medical malpractice, products liability and complex consumer matters. 

In My Free Time...

I love the outdoors! I enjoy running, strength/interval training, skiing, kayaking, camping, hiking, backpacking, yoga, reading and gardening.

I ran the Emerald City Half Marathon in August 2019 and the Columbus Marathon in 2015, participated in the Kentucky and Ohio Tough Mudder, went to Colorado Mountain School in summer 2002 and Alaska's Outward Bound Leadership Semester in summer 2004.

Memberships, Involvement, Awards and Publications

Columbus Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, July 2020 – Present 

  • Chair, Federal Court Committee, 2017 – July 2019

  • CLE Presenter 

    • CBA COAJ Trial Skills Bootcamp & Trial Skills Institute, 2017, 2018, 2019

    • Setting the Record Straight: How to Create a Proper Record in the Even of Appeal, October 2019 

  • Nominating Committee for Board of Governors, 2012

Ohio State Bar Association

 

Ohio State Bar Foundation

Fellow, 2020

Women Lawyers of Franklin County, 2010 – Present
  • Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair, May 2020 – Present

  • Dining Circle Coordinator, 2011 – 2013, 2014 – 2015, 2017 – 2018 

Central Ohio Association for Justice, 2014 – Present
  • Treasurer, 2020 – Present 

  • Director, 2018 – 2019

  • Co-Chair, Trial Skills Committee, 2018 – Present 

  • Co-Chair, Social Media Committee, 2016 – Present

  • Judicial Selection, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

  • 2017 President’s Award

  • 2019 President’s Award

Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer, 2021 

  • Rising Star, 2018, 2019, 2020 

American Bar Association

District 18 Delegate, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2019

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Masters in Trial
  • Witness, 2016

  • Presenter, 2018

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus/Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

Pro Bono Volunteer

Columbus Metropolitan Club, 2014 – Present
  • Board Member, July 2020 – Present 

  • Membership Committee, 2015 – Present

  • Panelist, April 2017

Capital University Law School
  • Alumni Board President, May 2020 – Present 

  • Alumni Board, 2017 – Present 

  • Guest Lecturer, Paralegal Studies Class, 2018, 2019

  • Mentor, Women’s Law Association, 2016 – Present 

Columbus Academy

Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Inn of Court
  • Programming Officer, 2020 – Present 

  • Executive Committee, 2019 – Present 

  • Member, 2012 – Present 

Volunteer Mock Trial/Moot Court Judge
  • Ohio Center for Law-Related Education High School Mock Trial, Districts 2016, 2017

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Mediation Competition (2016), Lawrence 
    Negotiations Competition (2014, 2015)

  • National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law, 2013, 2016, 2019

Ohio Environmental Council

Emerging Leaders

Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Volunteer

Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, 2011

Mentee

Publications
  • Mark Kitrick & Elizabeth Mote, “Terrorism and Commercial Insurance Coverage,” 
    Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly, Winter 2016

  • "Laws & Safety Tips for Ohio’s Road Runners,” Ohio Lawyer, May/June 2016