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Elizabeth Anne Kayatta

Medical malpractice Attorney at Lewiston, ME

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also known as Elizabeth A. Kayatta, Elizabeth Kayatta


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About Elizabeth

Learn Elizabeth’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    40%
    Patients harmed by medical errors need an attorney who understands the complexities of medical malpractice. Elizabeth has recovered millions of dollars for her clients in malpractice lawsuits against doctors, nurses, dentists, and other healthcare providers. She has experience litigating a wide range of medical errors, including surgical mistakes, improper anesthesia, LASIK mishaps, delayed diagnosis, untreated infection, wrong prescriptions, ER misdiagnosis, and premature hospital discharge.

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Elizabeth represents people who have suffered severe personal injuries, such as spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury (TBI), amputation, paralysis, burns, hearing loss, blindness, and psychological trauma. She guides her clients through litigation to help them achieve financial compensation for physical and emotional injuries caused by accidents, sexual abuse, truck and auto collisions, defective products, falls, and physical assaults.

  3. Wrongful death
    30%
    Elizabeth works closely with the families of people who passed away due to the wrongful actions of others. Elizabeth helps her clients recover compensation for the emotional loss and financial hardships they suffer following a wrongful death. She handles cases related to medical malpractice, automobile crashes, workplace accidents, nursing home neglect, defective products, dramshop over-service of alcohol, and other situations involving the untimely death of a loved one.

Elizabeth Kayatta is a trial attorney who represents clients in claims involving medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, and other civil disputes. She has a successful track record of jury verdicts and settlements, and a reputation as a strategic and fearless advocate for her clients.

For medical malpractice, Elizabeth handles cases from a wide range of medical specialties. Recent cases have involved errors in orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, psychiatry, internal medicine, and pathology. Among her achievements, Elizabeth has recovered in excess of $1 million for her clients through jury verdicts and settlements. 

Elizabeth’s personal injury practice includes injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, sexual abuse claims, and products liability claims for defective products. Elizabeth has experience litigating cases involving injuries to patrons at establishments serving alcohol, including third-party “dramshop” liability claims and injuries caused by bar security staff and police.

Elizabeth is known for exceptional preparation and attention to detail. She understands the heart of her cases, and has the ability to communicate the facts clearly and powerfully to opposing attorneys, judges, and jury members.

A Maine native, Elizabeth graduated from Princeton University, where she won the Lynde Debate Prize as one of the top three debaters in the graduating class. She graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Boston College Law School. Elizabeth was a 2012 recipient of the law school’s Joseph & Mary Gill Oral Advocacy Award, for outstanding performance in the National Trial Competition.

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Licensed for 10 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/26/2022
State ME
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/29/2023

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Berman & Simmons, PA
129 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME, 04243
Berman & Simmons, PA
85 Exchange Street
Portland, ME, 04101
Berman & Simmons, PA
23 Water Street
Suite 208
Bangor, ME, 04401
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Berman & Simmons, PA
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Arrowood LLP
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Donoghue, Barrett & Singal
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Volunteer Law Student Clerk
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Princeton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • $3 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
  • Successful settlement for Plaintiffs
  • $750,000 Settlement in Dental Malpractice Case
  • Successful Settlement for Plaintiffs
  • $650,000 Settlement in College Suicide Lawsuit
  • Successful Settlement for Plaintiff
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Associations

  • Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Boston Bar Foundation
  • Junior Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 New England Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • 2020 New England Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 New England Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 New England Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 New England Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Excellence in the Law: Up & Coming Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2016
  • 2016 Massachusetts Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Kimberly Baker Irvin Award
  • Boston College Law School
  • 2012
  • Joseph F. and Mary M. Gill Award
  • Boston College Law School
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Practice of Law Series
  • Law in the Age of Social Media: How to Make or Break Your Case with Facebook & More
  • 2019
  • Discovering the Bill of Rights
  • The First Amendment and Student Speech
  • 2016
  • Civil Litigation Practical Skills
  • Preparing A Client for Deposition
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (15)
Endorse Elizabeth
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth is an experienced and talented litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Elizabeth closely. Her sharp analysis and thorough, positive approach have been outstanding and her trial skills are truly remarkable."
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