(St. Paul, MN) – Attorney Elizabeth Del Cid has joined Jeff Anderson & Associates. Del Cid will be working with courageous survivors of childhood sex abuse in New York and California.
“As a mom and a member of the Latinx community, a community that has faced many obstacles, there is nothing more important to me than standing up for our children and fighting for justice,” said Del Cid. “Working with Jeff Anderson and Associates, I will help survivors of child sexual abuse reclaim their power and hold their perpetrators accountable.”
Del Cid has spent the last 13 years practicing law, first as a prosecutor and most recently as a Partner at Murphy and McGonigle, P.C. During her career she has chaired criminal and civil trials, worked on class action cases and dealt with complex RICO and treble damages cases. She has also represented survivors of domestic violence, Spanish-speaking clients, asylum seekers and parents of children with special needs as part of her pro bono work.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including recognition as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the last four years, the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40 (2017), and the American Bar Association’s Top 40 Young Lawyers (2018).
“Elizabeth has the skills and, more importantly, the heart needed to fight for survivors of child sex abuse,” said attorney Jeff Anderson. “We are grateful to have Elizabeth join the Jeff Anderson and Associates family. We know her work will be instrumental in reaching survivors in Spanish-speaking and marginalized communities.”
Elizabeth Del Cid has spent the better part of her life helping people find their voice and share their stories. Despite growing up in Southern California as a first generation Mexican-American, Elizabeth found her voice at a young age and had no problem speaking up. She served as a journalist for LA Youth, a newspaper by and about Los Angeles teens, and wrote pieces featuring peers who were overcoming physical disabilities or grappling with their identity. Even though she came from a Catholic family, Elizabeth became a LGBTQ ally 20 years ago when such a stance was practically unheard of for a young adult.
Elizabeth was accepted to UCLA in 2001. There she studied English and History, served as a UCLA Law Fellow and Undergraduate Research Scholar and graduated cum laude with Honors. In 2004, she started law school at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Elizabeth served as the Vice President of the Latino Law Students Association and she graduated on the Dean’s List.
After graduating law school, Elizabeth returned home to serve as a prosecutor for several cities in California. Since 2007, she has chaired civil or criminal matters that went to trial or hearing. She is no stranger to multi-million dollar class action suits or complex issues involving RICO, conspiracy and requests for punitive damages. Prior to joining Jeff Anderson & Associates, she was a Partner at Murphy and McGonigle, P.C. and Edgerton & Weaver, LLP, where she handled complex securities cases and became an arbitrator.
While Elizabeth was humbled to receive these awards, her pro bono work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, parents of children with special needs, and asylum seekers has been the more rewarding aspect of her career. As a native Spanish speaker, Elizabeth has also worked with Spanish-speaking clients who might not otherwise have access to legal help.
Her true loves are her daughter, nieces and nephew, each of whom have taught her to see the world through the lens of endless possibilities. Elizabeth considers her job as a mother and an aunt to be the most fulfilling, and certainly the most essential, of all her roles.
- California, 2007
- New York, 2015
- U.S. District Court of California, Central District, 2008
- U.S. District Court of California, Northern District, 2009
- U.S. District Court of Iowa, 2015
- U.S. District Court of Connecticut, 2017
- Admitted pro hac vice in Hawaii, Iowa and Nevada
Jeff Anderson: 646.499.3364 (c); 646.759.2551 (o)
Elizabeth Del Cid: 424.645.4188 (c); 310.357.2425 (o)