Biography

Elizabeth practices with the firm's Litigation Group and focuses her work on representing physicians, nurses, social workers, and all other health care professionals in medical malpractice cases in Maine and Massachusetts courts, and before the state licensing boards in those states. Clients appreciate Elizabeth’s warmth and compassion in the face of risk to licensure and professional reputation, together with her clear and pragmatic approach to the defense of licensing board complaints and medical malpractice cases.

Prior to joining Preti Flaherty in 1996, Elizabeth practiced law in New York City, where she focused on insurance defense litigation, including medical malpractice, and was part of a team pioneering the defense of emerging lead paint litigation that was rapidly expanding in New York City at the time.

Elizabeth’s interest in regulatory law and government goes back to the earliest years of her law practice. From 1989 to 1991, she served as an attorney for the Federal Election Commission, Office of the General Counsel, in Washington, D.C. In addition to her work with Preti’s Litigation Group, at times she assists the firm’s Legislative clients in presenting their positions on policies and issues in Augusta.

Serving the community is important to Elizabeth and throughout her life, she has always been involved in volunteering her time and talents to organizations in need of helping hands. The organizations she has served have been wide and varied, and include her children’s schools, Literacy Volunteers, Girl Scouts, Friends of the Library, Preble Street, and orchestrating a community building inter-faith “Building Bridges” dinner at her church, to name a few.

Elizabeth and her husband, Matthew Tice, have been happy to call Maine home since 1996.

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Scarborough
  • Morrison Center - A private, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support services to people with developmental disabilities

Firm Highlights

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Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion to Partner of Kristin Collins and John Cronan, III

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named two new partners: Kristin M. Collins and John J. Cronan, III. Both attorneys stand out as distinguished practitioners within their respective fields...

Press Coverage

Preti Flaherty Attorneys Walker and Sedlack Provide Counsel in Portland Recount Battle

After two days, hours of discussions, reported discrepancies in voting machines, and a hand recount of ballots, Roberto Rodriguez emerged as the winner of Portland’s at-large city council election. The hotly contested race was the first ranked-choice...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Mariana Baron and Nelson Larkins Honored by Maine Supreme Judicial Court for Pro Bono Service

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorneys Mariana Baron and Nelson Larkins have been honored by the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program for their 2021 contributions to pro bono legal aid in the state...

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Fight Anonymous Testimony in Lawsuit Challenging Vaccine Mandate

A group of newspapers in Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, and Waterville, represented by Preti Flaherty attorney Sigmund Schutz, have filed a motion in federal court requesting the identity of nine healthcare workers seeking religious exemption from the state's...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Sigmund D. Schutz Named to AAA Roster of Arbitrators

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Sigmund Schutz was recently named to the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) Roster of Arbitrators. AAA is a not-for-profit organization in the field of alternative dispute resolution...

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Maine Supreme Court Affirms Decision in Workers’ Compensation Case Regarding Notice Requirements

In  Desgrosseilliers v. Auburn Sheet Metal  (2021 ME 63 [December 16, 2021]), the question presented is whether an employee is required to give notice of his occupational disease claim to his former employer’s insurer...

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EPA Makes History With First-Ever Addition of Hazardous Air Pollutant

After a decade-long back-and-forth with states, NGOs and industry groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finally announced that it will add a powerful dry cleaning solvent, 1-bromopropane, or “1-BP” to its list of...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorney Jeffrey Thaler to the Firm

In a move that significantly expands its pioneering Climate Strategy Practice Group, Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios, LLP is pleased to announce that it has hired Jeffrey Thaler, a leading climate and clean energy...

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What Do the Supreme Court's Vaccination Rulings Mean for Your Business?

Reflecting the deep rift in public opinion concerning the government’s role in dictating how businesses, health care entities and public sector employers ought to act to stem the spread of COVID-19, a divided U.S. Supreme...

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Legislative Alert: Convening of the 2nd Regular Session of the 130th Legislature

The Second Regular Session of the 130 th Legislature will convene next Wednesday, January 5 th at 10 a.m. This is intended to be an in-person session of both the House and Senate with...