E.A. Gjelten

Legal Editor

E.A. (Liz) Gjelten has been a legal editor at Nolo since 2016. She enjoys using her research, analytical, and writing skills to translate complex legal issues into jargon-free language that’s accessible to lay readers without compromising accuracy.

Legal background. Before coming to Nolo, Liz worked for 12 years as a legal author for Thomson Reuters, writing about new legal developments in family law and workers’ compensation for Westlaw and print publications. She also researched and wrote the annual roundup of new California legislation for a monthly family law journal. Before that, Liz worked for 15 years as an author, legal editor, and managing editor for California Family Law Report, a small legal publishing company.

Working at Nolo. Since 2021, Liz has worked as the legal editor for family law and divorce, drawing on her years of experience researching, writing, and editing in that area. Before that, Liz was a special projects editor, writing articles on a range of topics, including workers’ compensation, civil rights, and animal law.

Other pursuits. Liz has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She’s a produced playwright and has taught at San Francisco State University and New College of California. She’s also worked as a freelance book editor, journalist, and grant writer.


Articles By E.A. Gjelten

Washington Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
An overview of Washington’s rules governing medical negligence claims, including the deadlines for filing a lawsuit and when those deadlines may be extended.
Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Learn about the deadline for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Wisconsin, along with other important state laws that could affect your case.
Ohio Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Learn about the deadlines for filing medical malpractice lawsuits in Ohio, the caps on awards for some damages, and other state laws that could affect your case.
New Jersey Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Learn about the deadline for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey, along with other important requirements that could affect your case.
Minnesota Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Learn about the deadlines for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Minnesota, as well as other important state laws that could affect your case.
Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Learn about the deadlines for filing medical malpractice lawsuits in Massachusetts and other important legal requirements that could affect your case..
Kentucky Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Learn about the deadline for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Kentucky, along with other important filing requirements.
Indiana Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Get an overview of the basic requirements for medical malpractice claims in Indiana, including important deadlines and when you need to go through a medical panel review before suing.
Colorado Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Get an overview of the relevant laws, time limits, and procedural rules to bring a lawsuit against a doctor or other medical professional in Colorado.
Can You Sue Your Employer If You Were Exposed to COVID-19 at Work?
If you get COVID-19 on the job—and believe it was your employer’s fault—you might be wondering if you can sue for compensation. Most of the time, you’ll be limited to filing a workers’ compensation claim rather than a personal injury lawsuit. But you might have other legal options in some circumstances.