Elizabeth H. Kelly

Attorney in Boston, MA
Liz is an associate in the Litigation Department of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. Liz represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of complex civil litigation. Liz has experience handling commercial disputes involving claims of trademark and copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, negligence, fraud, unfair trade practices, and anti-SLAPP.
•Obtained summary judgment for corporate client on affirmative contract claim against target company for diligence fees spent in failed merger transaction.

•Successfully defended against summary judgment in trademark cancellation proceeding alleging fraud before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

•Represented co-creators of children's book in defense of allegations of copyright infringement and unfair competition under the Lanham Act.

•Represented defendants accused of misappropriating plasma technology in trade secret litigation through discovery and summary judgment motion practice.

•Defended national retailer in litigation with patent troll resulting in favorable change of venue and early dismissal of lawsuit.

•Represented nonprofit women's sports group in litigation concerning departing corporate officers.

•Represented handbag designer in copyright infringement litigation including summary judgment briefing leading to favorable settlement.

•Represented computer software design company in post judgment motions in copyright infringement action.

•Brought successful motion to dismiss claims in suit against a national banking association concerning liability under Regulation CC of the Expedited Funds Availability Act and common law negligence and successfully represented client in appeal before the first Circuit Court of Appeals resulting in affirmed dismissal.

•Successfully defended large national retailer against a preliminary injunction in trademark infringement lawsuit.

•Assisted software company with litigation against online service providers and secured permanent injunction against infringing software designer for trademark and copyright infringement.

•Represented telecommunications company during debt refinancing transaction.

•Represented several nonprofit organizations in drafting amicus brief filed in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts concerning constitutional issues implicated by English-language testing for teachers.

•Represented pro bono clients in appeals of denial of social security benefits resulting in awards of back-pay.

•Served as Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County in Lowell District Court.

Before Edwards Wildman

Before joining the firm, Liz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Francis X. Flaherty, Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. While in law school, Liz represented juvenile defendants as a student attorney at the Suffolk University Law School Juvenile Justice Center and won the Suffolk Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law. She also served as Associate Production Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review and interned for a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Prior to attending law school, Liz spent five years working as a paralegal at a business litigation law firm in Boston.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Liz is a member of the United States Tennis Association and enjoys playing tennis and competing in women's tennis leagues.


First Circuit Affirmed the Trial Court's Dismissal of the Regulation CC Claim Against Client Bank

In April 2012, the First Circuit Court Appeals (with retired Supreme Court Justice Souter sitting) affirmed the ruling of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf our client bank, dismissing the plaintiff's claim alleging violation of Regulation CC enacted under the Expedited Funds Availability Act and common law negligence.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigates Auto Financing Discrimination Digilaw Blog
March 8, 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigates Auto Financing Discrimination
March 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Resale Price Maintenance - Dead or Alive
May 2012
Liz Kelly Provides Pointers on Minimum Advertised Pricing Programs in ABA Publication
February 16, 2012
Client Advisory - Businesses That Sell to Resellers May Be Free To Control Resale Prices - Supreme Court Overrules 96-Year-Old Ban on Resale Price Maintenance
June 29, 2007

Edwards Wildman's John Houlihan and Elizabeth Kelly Examine UDAAP Provision in Dodd-Frank in Inside Counsel Article
October 12, 2012
Liz Kelly Provides Pointers on Minimum Advertised Pricing Programs in ABA Publication
February 16, 2012

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Areas of Law

  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • IP Litigation


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in Massachusetts
Rhode Island
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

Law School Attended

Suffolk University School of Law
Class of 2008

University Attended

Boston University
Class of 2000

Associations & Memberships


Boston Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Association

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(866) 955-9265


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Elizabeth H. Kelly
 111 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02199-7613


Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP (Boston, Massachusetts)

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