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Elizabeth M. Bresnahan handles various aspects of complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, from inception, discovery and dispositive motions to appeal.
Elizabeth maintains an active pro bono practice. As a pro bono fellow from 2010-2011, Elizabeth advised low income individuals and nonprofit corporations on various advocacy and corporate governance matters. During her pro bono fellowship, Elizabeth traveled to Ecuador to meet with foreign co-counsel and to experience the mission of a firm pro bono client that cultivates a Catholic volunteer and retreat program based in Duran, Ecuador. She also represented victims of domestic violence in family and immigration matters, negotiated a student’s special education plan with the Boston Public Schools, and advised various nonprofit organizations in obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as well as on related corporate matters.
During law school, Elizabeth was an extern for Judge Carolyn Engel Temin of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. She was also previously an intern for the Employment Civil Rights Clinic at WilmerHale Legal Services Center.
Awards and Affiliations
Women’s Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Staff writer, Villanova Law Review (2006–2007)
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Boston College, 2004, Bachelor of Arts
Villanova University School of Law, 2008, Juris Doctor