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Elizabeth A. Kayatta

Elizabeth Kayatta is is co-author of “Maine Practice: Big Advancements in Trauma-informed Lawyering and Sex Abuse Survivor Claims” published in Maine Lawyers Review. She is an associate in the Portland, ME, office of Berman & Simmons and a member of the firm’s sexual abuse practice.


A Plaintiff’s Lawyer: In addition to representing sexual abuse survivors in her practice at Berman & Simmons, Maine’s largest personal injury firm, Kayatta represents clients in medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death claims. Training Ground: At BC Law “Participating in the National Trial Competition was invaluable preparation for real-life trial practice.” Accolade: Kayatta was the 2012 recipient of the Oral Advocacy Award for outstanding performance in the National Trial Competition. Mindset: “Sexual abuse claims can take a heavy emotional toll on lawyers who handle them, and it takes conscious effort to develop the resilience necessary to litigate these types of claims.” What She Is Most Proud Of: “Helping deliver justice and validation to survivors of abuse.”