Elizabeth Bellar is an associate with Tully Rinckey’s Washington DC office where she focuses her practice on Federal Employment law.
Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Elizabeth was at a New Jersey law firm where she focused on commercial litigation, construction contracts, and private employment law. Some of her employment law experiences included a class action against a restaurant chain, and retaliation action against an employee. It was through these experiences that Elizabeth understood that she wanted to practice employment law full time, as she finds that she cares deeply about employment discrimination matters and representing individuals who have been treated unfairly in the workplace.
For her legal education, Elizabeth attended American University Washington College of Law (“WCL”). There, she was a student attorney at her law school’s Gender Justice clinic the entirety of her third year. At the clinic, she handled cases ranging from immigration matters to domestic violence protection orders. Also during law school, Elizabeth was a legal contractor for the DC Department of Health, in partnership with the CDC, regarding the COVID-19 vaccine effort, and worked at an immigration law firm for six months. Elizabeth also participated in the Environmental Law and Policy brief and the Program on Environmental and Energy Law Moot Court.
Elizabeth has a particular interest in languages, and is fluent in French, and has a basic understanding of Spanish and Arabic. As an undergraduate, Elizabeth majored in Global Studies, an interdisciplinary major consisting of Economics, History, Political Science, and Sociology with a global focus.