Growing up as the only girl with five brothers, Beth learned from an early age that her life would require boldness, strategic thinking, and a willingness to fight when necessary. For almost two decades, she has channeled these skills into her role as an advisor and advocate who combines creativity and practical savvy to best advise her clients and fight tirelessly for them.
After the 2016 presidential election and participating in the Women's March in January 2017, Beth felt compelled to use her talents where she thinks they are most needed - to fight for the rights of women and others who have been deprived of the advantages and equity promised by the laws of our state and country. As a result, she and Cathy founded Gunn Coble to "fight the good fight" for which she has spent her whole life training.
As part of her preparation, Beth practiced as a shareholder at a national employment defense law firm, where she gained invaluable first-hand insight into the way employers make decisions and deal with employee problems. Now that she represents employees, Beth can use that knowledge to her clients' benefit. She has handled all types of employment matters, at the various stages of litigation through arbitration/trial, in a wide-ranging variety of industries. In addition to her focus on complex class action litigation, Beth continually strives to push the boundaries of the law, including high-level practice in the California and federal courts of appeal.
Beth's undergraduate education at the College of the Holy Cross, a Jesuit institution with a strong tradition of social justice, imbued her with the philosophy of "men and women for others." At Columbia University School of Law, where she excelled as a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, she was honored to serve on the Columbia Law Review. Following law school, Beth had the pleasure of clerking for the late Honorable Theodore MacMillian at the United States Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit, where she learned about justice and the battle for equity from the first African-American jurist to sit on that federal bench.
Now, with Cathy, and the unwavering support of her husband and son, Beth's mission is to pursue social justice by fighting for equity and dignity for employees who have not been treated fairly. She brings with her an extensive academic background, legal expertise, and a resolve to do right by her clients.
J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2000
B.A., English, College of the Holy Cross, 1991