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.
•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.

•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 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 pro bono client in appeal of denial of social security benefits resulting in award 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 theSuffolk 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.

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Areas of Law

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

 

Experience & Credentials

Position

Associate

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
J.D.

University Attended

Boston University
Class of 2000
B.A.

Associations & Memberships

Membership

Boston Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Association

Contact Information

Phone

617 239 0774

Fax

(866) 955-9265

Email

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

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