Laurie R. Elston, B.S.N., J.D., received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Whitworth College and Eastern Washington University. She was also an editor and member of the Gonzaga Law Review.
As an attorney, she has represented health care providers in malpractice and licensing actions for over 25 years in Washington and California. She is currently in private practice in California and handles various medical/legal matters. She is a frequent lecturer and consultant on medical-legal issues.
Her legal experience includes serving as a Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem. She also taught tort law in the paralegal program at the University of Washington. She was co-chair and co-developer of the original "Nurses Law School."