Attorney Alizabeth A. Guillot joined McCathern as an Associate in 2023 and assists clients on Business and Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury matters at the firm. As she gains more experience working alongside McCathern’s seasoned attorneys, she intends to add Employment Law and Discrimination Disputes to her legal practice.
Alizabeth earned her J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law in 2023, graduating cum laude, placing on the Dean’s List every semester she was eligible, and earning the Dean’s Scholarship and Bill O’Brien & Doug Hammond Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Alizabeth participated in the International Law Review Association, where she was a staff editor her 2L year and then articles editor her 3L year, and in the 2021 SMU Law Board of Advocates’ On-Campus Negotiation Competition, where she was a finalist. Alizabeth was also enrolled in the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, where she served as a Student Attorney in the Fall of her 2L year and as Clinic Chief Counsel in the Spring of her 2L year. While in the clinic, Alizabeth acted as the guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem for children in the foster care system and as an attorney for young adults who have aged out of the system.
Alizabeth was also a member of the Board of Advocates, Women in Law, First-Generation Law Student Association, Christian Legal Society, and the Student Bar Association, where she served as Merchandise Committee Head her 3L year. She was also a student member of the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and the William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court.
Alizabeth believes that classes and organizations can only do so much to prepare a law student for the practice of law and credits her clinic experience and summer clerkships at McCathern and the Dallas law firm Cozen O’Connor in the summer of 2022 as being particularly valuable experiences.
Prior to law school, Alizabeth graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi State University in 2020 with a B.A. in philosophy and minor in pre-law. She was a President’s List Scholar, Dean’s List Scholar and a member of the Order of Omega Honor Society and the Beta Alpha Chapter of The Honor Society. She was also the recipient of the Academic Excellence Scholarship, Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship, Philosophy Department Undergraduate Scholarship, and the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation Scholarship.
While at Mississippi State, Alizabeth served as President of the Mississippi State Pre-Law Society and President of the Student Ambassadors for the Department of Philosophy and Religion. She was also a student mentor for MSU ACCESS, a program dedicated to ensuring students with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive a quality post-secondary education through inclusive experiences in academics, socialization, career development, and independent living. Alizabeth was also a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, where she served on the Programs Council and On-Campus Involvement Board. Alizabeth participated in several philanthropic events, including the MSU Dance Marathon benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital where she was named a Top-Five Fundraiser.
Alizabeth is a member of legal industry organizations such as the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Bar Association, and Dallas Women Lawyers Association.
Outside of law, Alizabeth enjoys cooking, spending time with friends, visiting her home state of Louisiana, and watching Mississippi State football and baseball. Hail State!