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Elizabeth Taylor Herd

Medical malpractice Attorney at Palm Harbor, FL

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Betsey Herd, Betsey T. Herd


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About Elizabeth

Learn Elizabeth’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    25%
    Surgical Fires, Failure to diagnose infection and treat, Failure to diagnose impending signs and symptoms of a heart attack or heart failure, Failure to recognize and treat bleeding post procedure, failure to treat heart disease, failure to properly administer and monitor coumadin, failure to properly catheterize, failure to diagnose epidural abscess, etc.

    28 years, 100 cases

  2. Car accident
    20%
    motorcycle, trucking and automobile

    28 years, 200 cases

  3. Trucking accident
    20%
    trucking cases involving commercial vehicles which involve the Federal Carrier Motorist Safety Act and its application.

    24 years, 50 cases

  4. Personal injury
    8%
    Slip and fall and other personal injury type cases.

    28 years

  5. Animal and dog bites
    5%

  6. Birth injury
    5%
    Injury during labor and delivery, as well as wrongful infant death

    27 years, 10 cases

  7. Brain injury
    5%
    I have handled injury cases involving significiant and subtle brain injury resulting from oxygen deprivation, significant blood loss and diffuse axonal traumatic injury.

    28 years, 15 cases

  8. Defective and dangerous products
    5%

  9. Motorcycle accident
    5%

  10. Slip and fall accident
    1%

  11. Wrongful death
    1%

I have a Masters Degree in Cardiovascular Physiology from Wake Forest University.  I worked for 8 years as a Clinical Manager in the hospital industry and as a nurse educator for a national cardiac rehabilitation company.  I began my career working as a defense lawyer for insurance companies and defending medical malpractice defendants.  My practice now is exclusively for victims of medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice and automobile injuries.

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Elizabeth Taylor Herd - Personal Injury Law - What Kind of Injuries are Common in an Auto Accident?
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Licensed for 27 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/23/2022
State TN
Status Inactive
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/19/2022

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

Contact Elizabeth

Morgenstern & Herd
800 Tarpon Woods Boulevard
Suite F-1
Palm Harbor, FL, 34685

Reviews

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Posted by Glenn | April 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney who genuinely cares about her clients
I have worked with attorney Herd on a difficult malpractice case. She obtained an excellent result due to her knowledge of medicine, extraordinary efforts in investigating the matter, and her skill in litigating the case. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Cheryl | October 26, 2014
Excellent lawyer
I highly recommend Betsey and her team. Her professionalism, compassion, and experience in both law and the medical field made her the perfect fit to handle my auto accident case. It was such a traumatic time for me and I am glad that I found a lawyer who truly cared about my well being. She and her staff were readily available to answer my questions and concerns. I truly appreciate everything she did to navigate me through that stressful time in my life.
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Posted by Zach | October 22, 2014
Recommended for getting you through the tough times...
Nobody ever wants to be in a situation where you need a lawyer, but when you do, Betsey Herd and her team are the ones you want on your side. I worked with Betsey for close to three years on my accident case and would work with them again in a heartbeat. Everyone that I worked with at her firm is extremely professional but also caring and understanding of delicate situations. If she wasn't available, my calls or emails were always promptly returned. Being in an accident and dealing with insurance companies and their lawyers is VERY stressful and one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life. Betsey and her team did everything they could to make the overall experience as easy as possible and helped to return my life to normal as quickly as possible.
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Posted by Darcy | October 22, 2014
This is the firm you want!
This isn't your typical law firm. I say that with experience as I am in the legal field and know about attorneys and their ethics. Ms. Herd takes her clients personally. She cares about them, their well being, as well as their case. She puts her heart and soul into her cases and her knowledge of the law and medical field makes her the complete package. At the same time she will fight to the end for you and not settle for less than what you deserve. She is definitely the one you want on your side with her compassion, fire and knowledge. She has been such a blessing in our lives.
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Posted by Julie | October 21, 2014
Great Lawyer
Betsy was a great lawyer, I trusted that she was always looking out for my best interest and always felt well informed. I would recommend her to anyone that was in a car accident. My accident has impacted my life forever and I truly believe she went above and beyond. I am grateful for everything she did for me.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Morgenstern & Herd, P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wagner Vaughan & McLaughlin
  • 2002 - 2005

Education

  • The University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • law
  • 1994
  • Wake Forest University
  • Masters
  • 1985
  • University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Trucking Matter
  • Confidential 8 figure Settlement
  • Commercial Truck vs. Motor Vehicle
  • Settlement $400,000.00
  • Surgical Fire Case
  • Settlement in six figures
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Associations

  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Mem
  • 1998 - Present
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) (Hillsborough County Chapter)
  • member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Executive Committee
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • 2014
  • Florida Legal Elite 2013
  • Legal Trend's Legal Elite
  • 2013
  • Florida's Top 50 Women Lawyers 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Legal Elitee
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Florida's Legal Elite
  • Legal Elite
  • 2011
  • Named Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers Florida
  • 2010
  • Workgroup on Mammography Accessiblity
  • Florida Secretary of Health
  • 2004
  • Shoe Leather Award - Lobbying Efforts
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Staff Appreciation Award - Florida Justice Association
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • 2004
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
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Publications

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Preparing for the Medical Expert's Deposition
  • 2004
  • Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • preparing in advance for the medical expert's deposition
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Justice Association Annual Meeting
  • Non-Delegable Duty in the Medical Negligence Case
  • 2009
  • Automobile Seminar
  • Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injury
  • 2007
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Research for Cross Examination of the Medical Expert
  • 2006
  • Paralegal Fall Convention
  • Managing the Medical
  • 2006
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Pre-suit for Medical Malpractice
  • 2005
  • Annual Seminar
  • Research for the Cross of the Compulsory Examiner
  • 2004
  • Automobile Seminar
  • Preparing Your Client for Deposition
  • 2003
  • Collateral Source Seminar
  • Hospital Lien Law
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (76)
Given (31)
Endorse Elizabeth
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Attorney Herd. She is extremely knowledgeable in the fields of medical malpractice and injury cases and is a credit to the legal profession"
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Attorney Herd. I have worked with her on several matters and she is well-respected in the legal community. She works tirelessly and aggressively for her clients to obtain favorable results."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has earned the respect of lawyers and judges in the community. She is dedicated, hard working and obtains great results. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her knowledge of Medical Malpractice Law and for her contribution to the Avvo community."
Birth injury Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth Herd's medical background is very valuable for personal injury cases generally and medical malpractice cases in specific."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Elizabeth's participation in the Avvo community has show her great depth of knowledge in the medical malpractice field. She knows the law and the medicine!"
Birth injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Elizabeth Herd. Her answers on Avvo demonstrate the depth of her knowledge and her commitment to excellence. She is an asset to the legal profession."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth Taylor Herd is a highly skilled lawyer, especially in the area of medical malpractice. She provides excellent answers to Avvo users. I endorse her."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Other
"Well respected in the community and known for effective advocacy for clients!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Elizabeth Herd. Provides excellent legal answers on Avvo for people seeking advise. An asset to the legal profession. Respected by colleagues in legal field."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Other
"Having read many of this attorneys intelligent and well written comments here on Avvo, I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Birth injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Herd is one of the most giving lawyers in Avvo history. Her record of providing help to people is beyond elite. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free. Kudos. I endorse this lawyer."
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Palm Harbor Medical malpractice Lawyer Elizabeth Taylor Herd
Elizabeth Taylor Herd
Medical malpractice Attorney
Palm Harbor, FL
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation