Judge Elizabeth Gobeil was appointed by Governor Deal to the Court of Appeals of Georgia on June 5, 2018. Immediately prior to her appointment, Judge Gobeil served as Director and Appellate Division Judge for the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, a position she held since her original appointment by Governor Deal in November of 2012. Prior to joining the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Judge Gobeil served as senior counsel for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and UCB, Inc., respectively. As in house counsel, her responsibilities ranged from transactional and regulatory work to labor and employment matters. Judge Gobeil also practiced law at Thompson Hine, LLP, where she was recruited to help establish its Atlanta office and its Life Sciences practice group. Ultimately a partner, Judge Gobeil primarily counseled FDA-regulated and health care clients regarding transactions, regulations/compliance, litigation, and government investigations and enforcement matters.
Judge Gobeil also worked in Washington, DC, including as a Legislative Advisor to U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell covering health care and judiciary issues. Judge 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 headed by Attorney General Carr.
Judge Gobeil is published and has presented widely to state, national, and international audiences on topics ranging from litigation to compliance.
Judge Gobeil resides in Savannah, Georgia with her husband, Bart. They have been involved with the Ronald McDonald House Charities since 1999 and are members of the Isle of Hope Methodist Church.