Elizabeth Bourke

Partner

MassachusettsNew YorkRhode Island

Offices

Massachusetts

40 Court Street 3rd Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Rhode Island

55 Pine Street

Providence, RI 02903

Massachusetts

40 Court Street 3rd Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Premises Liability

Transportation

Transportation

Experience

Liz is a Partner based in the firm’s Rhode Island office with over 20 years of experience in civil litigation where she has focused on defense of personal injury and premises liability matters. She has handled a range of cases from inception up through appeal with success and obtained favorable results on numerous motions for summary judgment.

Past clients have included residential property owners, commercial property owners, general contractors, individuals and businesses in matters related to general negligence, automobile claims, construction accidents, negligent hiring, and property damage. She has also represented insurers in coverage disputes as well as pursuit of subrogation recovery efforts.

Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Notable Matters

  • Summary judgment upheld on appeals before Rhode Island Supreme Court on issues of negligent hiring of a contractor, corrosion of an oil feed line in a coverage dispute and lack of causation as grounds to dismiss a toxic mold claim. 
  • Successful bench and  jury trials including defense verdict.

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, J.D. 2000
  • Fordham University, B.A. 1997

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Rhode Island State Bar Association 
  • RI Volunteer Lawyer Program