Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez is the Presiding Judge of the Civil Division of District Court, handling business, civil, and criminal cases. She was appointed to the district court in July 2004. Prior to taking the bench, she practiced predominantly in complex civil litigation that included business, mass tort, and construction defect litigation. Judge Gonzalez currently is the President of the American College of Business Court Judges. She previously served on the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada, Supreme Court Jury Improvement Commission, the Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, and the State of Nevada Ethics Commission. Judge Gonzalez has given numerous seminars on business and construction defect litigation including the subjects of evidence, civil discovery, insurance issues, dispute resolution, and construction defect issues.