Elizabeth A. Hutson is a litigator who helps clients solve business disputes, including contract and business tort matters. She also handles employment litigation, class action suits, and white collar litigation. Betsy practices in courts throughout the country, with a particular focus on state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Betsy has an active pro bono practice centered on civil litigation on behalf of human trafficking survivors. Most recently, she served as lead counsel on a team that won an unprecedented $8 million civil judgment in an anti-trafficking suit against a nationwide cult headquartered in Kansas.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Betsy was a law clerk for Judge Claude M. Hilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. While pursuing her law degree at The George Washington University Law School, Betsy was the Notes Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board, Mock Trial Board and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.
Betsy is active in her community. She sits on the Board of Directors for Theological Horizons at the University of Virginia and is a Douglass Fellow Mentor with the Human Trafficking Institute. She also serves as a member of the Young Lawyers Committee for the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
- The George Washington University Law School, JD, cum laude, Notes Editor, Federal Communications Law Journal, 2013
- University of Virginia, BA, Political Philosophy, Policy and Law, with High Distinction, 2008
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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