Elizabeth A. Bawden

Elizabeth A. Bawden


Recognized since 2019

Los Angeles, California

Practice Areas

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Trusts and Estates

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Elizabeth is a partner in the private client and tax team at Withers Bergman LLP. She focuses her efforts on estate planning, planned giving and tax-exempt organizations. Elizabeth represents clients in matters related to family wealth transfers for large estates, sophisticated estate and gift tax saving techniques, charitable planned giving, and complex probate and trust administrations. She also regularly represents tax-exempt organizations in formation, organizational and operational issues.

Elizabeth is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Elizabeth is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and the UCLA School of Law where she served as Executive Editor of the UCLA Law Review. After law school, she clerked for Judge Wiley Y. Daniel of the Federal District Court in Colorado. Elizabeth is currently adjunct faculty at the UCLA School of Law teaching Estate and Gift Tax. Elizabeth serves on the board of the Heifer International Foundation, supporting the work of Heifer International to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.


  • 10250 Constellation Boulevard, Suite 1400
    Los Angeles, CA 90067


  • University of California - Los Angeles, JD, graduated 2000
  • Wheaton College, BA, graduated 1997

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Headquarters: New York, New York

26 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

6 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Tax Law


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