E.A. Gjelten

Legal Editor

E.A. (Liz) Gjelten has been a special projects editor at Nolo since 2016. A generalist when it comes to subject matter, 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.

Nolo. In addition to her work on surveys about lay people’s experiences with the legal process, Liz writes articles for Nolo.com, Lawyers.com, Criminaldefenselawyer.com, and Alllaw.com in several areas of the law, including workers’ compensation, criminal law, civil rights, school law, and animal law. 

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

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

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.
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.
Louisiana Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory of Limitations
An overview of Louisiana’s legal requirements for medical malpractice lawsuits, including the mandatory medical review process and the deadlines for taking action.
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.
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.
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..
Arizona Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Learn about the deadlines for filing medical malpractice lawsuits in Arizona and other legal requirements that could affect your case.
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.