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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review||Under the Boardwalk: Defining Meaningful Access to Publicly Funded Beach Replenishment Projects||2012|
|Boston College Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Princeton University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|
|Practice of Law Series||Law in the Age of Social Media: How to Make or Break Your Case with Facebook & More||2019|
|MTLA Fall Seminar||Wrongful Death or Sudden Death: How Probate Code Changes Impact Wrongful Death Beneficiaries||2019|
|Civil Litigation Practical Skills||Preparing A Client for Deposition||2016|
|Practical Skills for New Lawyers||Attorney Bios 101||2016|
|Practical Skills for New Lawyers||Service of Process and Subpoenas||2016|
|Discovering the Bill of Rights||The First Amendment and Student Speech||2016|
|Law Day in the Schools||The Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law||2015|
|M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program||Personal Finance & Budgeting||2015|
|Practicing with Professionalism||Professional and Ethical Practice of Law||2015|
|Law Day in the Schools||Why Every Vote Matters||2014|
|$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|
|$1.1 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case||Successful Verdict for Plaintiffs|
|$600,000 Settlement in Partial Vision Loss Case||Successful Settlement for Plaintiff|