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