Elizabeth Kayatta is a trial attorney who represents clients in claims involving medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, and other civil disputes. Prior to joining Berman & Simmons in 2017, she practiced in Boston, where she developed a successful track record of jury verdicts and settlements, and a reputation as a strategic and fearless advocate for her clients.
For medical malpractice, Elizabeth handles cases from a wide range of medical specialties. Recent cases have involved errors in orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, psychiatry, internal medicine, and pathology. Among her achievements, Elizabeth has recovered in excess of $1 million for her clients through jury verdicts and settlements.
Elizabeth’s personal injury practice includes injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, sexual abuse claims, and products liability claims for defective products. Elizabeth has experience litigating cases involving injuries to patrons at establishments serving alcohol, including third-party “dramshop” liability claims and injuries caused by bar security staff and police. She has represented plaintiffs in wage recovery and employment actions, including gender discrimination, age discrimination, and disability discrimination.
Elizabeth is known for exceptional preparation and attention to detail. She understands the heart of her cases, and has the ability to communicate the facts clearly and powerfully to opposing attorneys, judges, and jury members.
“I enjoy mastering the facts of the case, figuring out who my audience is, and deciding what facts are going to be most persuasive,” Elizabeth said. “It’s my job to show others — whether it’s an insurance company or a jury — how an injury impacted my client’s life and why he or she deserves compensation. That’s a challenge that motivates me on a daily basis.”
A Maine native, Elizabeth graduated from Princeton University, where she won the Lynde Debate Prize as one of the top three debaters in the graduating class. She graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Boston College Law School. Elizabeth was a 2012 recipient of the law school’s Joseph & Mary Gill Oral Advocacy Award, for outstanding performance in the National Trial Competition.
Memberships and Distinctions
- Boston Bar Association, 2012 – present
- Women’s Bar Association, 2017 – present
- Boston Bar Foundation, 2014 – present
- Discovering Justice, 2016 – present
- Super Lawyers ― “Rising Star,” 2016 and 2017
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Excellence in Law Awards, 2016 “Up & Coming” Honoree
- AVVO — Rated 10.0 out of 10