Elizabeth Gobeil

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Elizabeth Gobeil
Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals
Assumed office
June 5, 2018
Appointed byNathan Deal
Preceded byElizabeth L. Branch
Personal details
BornThomaston, Georgia, U.S.
EducationEmory University (B.A.)
University of Georgia School of Law (J.D.)

Elizabeth Dallas Gobeil is a Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Early life and education[edit]

Gobeil was born in Thomaston, Georgia. She attended Emory University, where she graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in History. She briefly worked for the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies in Washington, DC before attending law school. She later graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was Notes Editor for The Journal of Intellectual Property Law.[1]

Legal career[edit]

She served as a senior counsel for two global pharmaceutical companies, Solivay Pharmaceuticals and UCB Inc. Before that, she was a partner in the Atlanta office of Thompson Hine. She once served as an aide to the late-U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell.[2]

State service[edit]

On November 1, 2012 she was appointed to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, where she served until her appointment to the appeals court.[3]

Appointment to Georgia Court of Appeals[edit]

On May 10, 2018 Gobeil was appointed to Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy left by Elizabeth L. Branch who was appointed a federal judge.[4][2] She was sworn into office on June 5, 2018.[5]


She resides in Savannah, Georgia with her husband, Bart.[1]


Gobeil is a long-term Board member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and is active with the emerging Savannah Chapter. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Savannah Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the Statewide Opioid Taskforce.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Court of Appeals of Georgia: Elizabeth Gobeil, Judge". www.gaappeals.us. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  2. ^ a b Skutch, Jan. "Savannah judge named to state Court of Appeals". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  3. ^ "". gov.georgia.gov. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  4. ^ "Deal announces judicial appointments". gov.georgia.gov (Press release). Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  5. ^ Rasmussen, Kristen (2018-06-05). "Brown, Gobeil Sworn in as State Appellate Court Judges". Daily Report. Retrieved 2019-01-12.

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Preceded by
Elizabeth L. Branch
Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals