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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

  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 11 years
    Maine - ME 11 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State ME
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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.

Maine attorney Elizabeth Kayatta is an impassioned advocate for her clients with a track record of success in the courtroom. As a trial attorney at Berman & Simmons, she helps deliver justice for people who have suffered catastrophic and life-altering injuries. Her practice includes personal injury lawsuits arising out of medical errors, child sexual abuse, reckless driving, and dangerous premises. 

Elizabeth has a reputation as a strategic and fearless advocate for her clients in medical malpractice cases. She takes on claims against medical providers and hospitals across Maine Massachusetts. Her experience with handling complex healthcare negligence includes cases involving spinal injury, paralysis, surgical errors, nerve damage, delayed diagnosis, and birth injuries.

Elizabeth is at the forefront of trauma-informed lawyering, which gives her the specialized tools to represent survivors of sexual abuse and assault. She helps survivors navigate the emotionally-fraught process of seeking justice against perpetrators of abuse and the organizations that enabled the abuse to occur. Among her achievements, Elizabeth has recovered some of the largest sexual abuse settlements in the state.

Elizabeth also handles a broad range of personal injury claims, including representing people who were killed or severely injured by motor vehicle collisions, dangerous premises, animal attacks, defective products, and negligent supervision.

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.

“I enjoy mastering the facts of the case, figuring out who my audience is, and deciding what facts are going to be most persuasive,” Elizabeth said. “It’s my job to show others — whether it’s an insurance company or a jury — how an injury impacted my client’s life and why he or she deserves compensation. That’s a challenge that motivates me on a daily basis.”

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. After years of practicing high-stakes litigation in Boston, Elizabeth returned home to Maine in 2017.

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Attorney Elizabeth Kayatta

Location

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

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

Resume

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

Sample of 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

  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 New England SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • 2022 New England Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • 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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