Attorney at Law
Elizete Velado joined Goldberg Noone's civil litigation team in January of 2016. A hard worker and determined advocate for disenfranchised individuals, she works tirelessly to pursue justice and protect the legal rights of our clients, many of whom are catastrophically injured or have been seriously mistreated by an insurance company.
In 2012, Elizete graduated, cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law, where applied both her work ethic and her strong leadership ability to excel in academics. She earned two book awards during her time at Florida State and was named Outstanding Article & Notes Editor for the FSU Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law in 2011.
While in law school, the Florida Bar Foundation selected her as a recipient of the Summer Legal Aid Fellowship, allowing her to represent indigent individuals in St. Petersburg. The following year, she applied for and earned an internship with the International Bar Association in London, where she provided comprehensive research and writing on cutting edge international law and human rights issues.
These opportunities prepared Elizete to tackle the complexities that accompany difficult cases and allowed her to further develop her litigation and research skills. After graduation, her achievements and talents helped her to secure a position with a prominent Tampa firm specializing in insurance bad faith law where she represented insureds in both litigation and appellate cases against insurance companies who mistreated them.
Three years later, Elizete brought her talents and experience to Goldberg Noone, where she has excelled as a civil trial attorney. Since 2016, Elizete has helped our firm win two multi-million-dollar verdicts in cases involving the wrongful death of motorcyclists. She has also successfully litigated dozens of personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of our injured clients.
Elizete is an active member of the Florida Justice Association, the Lee County Bar Association, and the Lee County Association of Women Lawyers. She also has the distinct honor of having been selected to join the Calusa Chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization that recognizes and promotes professionalism in the legal field.
- Barrister, Calusa Inns of Court, 2018-Present
- Board Member, Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers' Division, 2016-Present
- Board Member, Florida Justice Association Women's Caucus, 2016-2018
- Phi Alpha Delta Honor Society, 2010-Present
- Golden Key International Honor Society, 2006-Present
Publications and Seminars
- “Technology in Litigation and Discovery,” a presentation for the Paralegal Association of Florida, Lee County Chapter (Apr. 2, 2019).
- “Shifting Gears: Improving Anti-Trafficking Efforts Through a Shift in Policy Focus”, a law review article published by the Florida State University Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, 22 FSU J. Trans. L. & Pol. 187 (2012-2013).