Founding Members

Liz-Thompson

Elizbeth Thompson

Board Member, Mediator

300 Black Bear, PO Box 2228, Gypsum, CO 81637-2228
phone:970-471-0023
fax:970-524-1485
e-mail:liz@emthompson.com
In 1992, after a fifteen-year career as a trial attorney, Elizabeth Thompson became Vice President – Special Litigation of Electric Mutual Liability Insurance Company. In 1995 she became Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel of Electric Insurance. She left Electric Insurance in 2000 to relocate to the Vail Valley in Colorado. Ms. Thompson has received extensive training as a mediator and has served as the umpire or an arbitrator in over fiftyy arbitrations since 2001. She is an ARIAS•U.S. certified arbitrator, an ARIAS certified umpire, and an ARIAS qualified mediator. She is also on the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and is a founding member and director of ReMedi. At Electric Insurance, Ms. Thompson was responsible for all legal affairs of the company. At various times with Electric Insurance and Electric Mutual, she had operational responsibility for the commercial and personal lines litigation and claims departments for general, products liability, toxic, environmental, fidelity, property, commercial and private passenger automobile, personal excess liability and homeowners coverages. She was also extensively involved in coverage issues, particularly related to latent disease, toxic and environmental exposures, and for reinsurance recoveries. She developed and implemented a mediation process for all claim departments, including a mediation training program.

Ms. Thompson’s legal practice emphasized insurance issues and the defense of personal injury matters including products liability, toxic tort and hospital liability actions. She served as national trial counsel for several companies defending asbestos products liability actions.

Ms. Thompson earned a B.A. with honors from the University of California at Davis in 1974, and graduated from the University of San Diego, magna cum laude, in 1977.