Arbitrator, Mediator, DRB Member

Elizabeth A. Tippin


Elizabeth is outside general counsel for numerous architecture and other design professional firms. She balances legal services with providing dispute resolution services, having served for five years as an Administrative Law Judge for the State of California and successfully resolving over 1000 cases. Elizabeth has extensive experience in drafting and negotiation of contracts for architectural services for domestic and international projects, advising on risk management, and negotiation of conflict on construction projects. Her experience includes commercial buildings, fire stations, airports, schools, water treatment plants, tunneling and micro-tunneling projects, energy, highway and bridge construction. She is a member of the Commercial and Construction Panels of American Arbitration Association and has served as a DRB member for both vertical construction and bridge/highway construction projects. She is a member of the Board of Directors of AIA/sf.