E.A. Gjelten

Legal Editor

E.A. (Liz) Gjelten has been a special projects editor at Nolo since 2016. A generalist when it comes to subject matter, she enjoys using her research, analytical, and writing skills to translate complex legal issues into jargon-free language that’s accessible to lay readers without compromising accuracy.

Nolo. In addition to her work on surveys about lay people’s experiences with the legal process, Liz writes articles for Nolo.com, Lawyers.com, Criminaldefenselawyer.com, and Alllaw.com in several areas of the law, including workers’ compensation, criminal law, civil rights, school law, and animal law. 

Legal background. Before coming to Nolo, Liz worked for 12 years as a legal author for Thomson Reuters, writing about new legal developments in workers’ compensation and family law for Westlaw and print publications. She also wrote an annual roundup of new California legislation for a monthly family law journal. Before that, Liz worked as an author, legal editor, and managing editor for California Family Law Report, a small legal publishing company.

Other pursuits. Liz has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She’s a produced playwright and has taught at San Francisco State University and New College of California. She’s also worked as a freelance book editor, journalist, and grant writer.


Articles By E.A. Gjelten

Same-Sex Common Law Marriage and Social Security Dependents & Survivor Benefits
Learn how gay couples in valid common law marriages may be eligible for Social Security benefits based on their partners’ earnings.
How to Handle Your Workers' Compensation Independent Medical Examination
Learn tips on what to do before, during, and after an independent medical examination in your workers' comp case.
Workers' Compensation Benefits FAQ
Frequently asked questions about workers' compensation for job-related injuries and illnesses.
How Much Are Workers' Compensation Benefits in Ohio?
Learn when you can receive workers’ comp benefits for a workplace injury or occupational disease, how Ohio calculates the amount of those benefits, and how long the checks will last.
How a Good Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help Your Case
Hiring a dedicated workers' compensation attorney will give you a much better chance of obtaining the benefits you deserve.
Workers' Compensation Basics for Employers
What employers and HR managers need to know about their legal obligations under the workers' comp system.
How Much Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Georgia?
Learn how the Georgia workers' comp system determines the type, amount, and duration of benefits you may receive for a workplace injury or occupational disease—and whether you can get workers' comp benefits if you contract COVID-19 on the job.
Can I Get Reimbursed for Travel Expenses in My Workers' Compensation Case?
If you're filing for workers' comp due to a work-related injury, you may be eligible for reimbursement of mileage and other expenses related to obtaining medical treatment.
Are You Eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
If you were hurt or became ill as a result of your work, you could be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
How Much of My Workers' Comp Settlement Amount Do I Get to Keep
Learn about costs that are routinely deducted from your workers’ comp settlement amount.