Attorneys At Law

Elizabeth Germani

 
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Elizabeth a. Germani

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207-773-7455 ext: 101
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Admitted:
1988, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; 1989, Maine; 1992, U.S. District Court, District of Maine and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Law School:
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1988.

College:
Boston College, B.A. magna cum laude, 1985

Member:
Cumberland County, Maine State and New Hampshire Bar Associations; International Society of Barristers; National Association of Distinguished Neutrals; Maine Trial Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute; Tri State Defense Counsel Association; Former Chair, Advisory Committee on the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.

 

Elizabeth Germani has 30 years of litigation experience in Maine and New Hampshire. She specializes in civil trial work, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters, including insurance defense, insurance coverage, products liability, personal injury, attorney malpractice, fire losses, construction litigation, medical malpractice defense, business litigation and contract disputes. She practices in all the state and federal courts in Maine and New Hampshire, and before the state boards in Maine.

Liz also has a busy mediation practice, serving as a mediator and as an arbitrator in more than 600 civil cases.

Currently, Liz is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Maine School of Law, teaching Trial Practice. 

In addition, Liz has handled a number of appeals before the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, sitting as the Law Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Supreme Court of New Hampshire. A partial list of the appellate decisions in which Liz was counsel of record includes:

Liz has been given a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Rating of AV, and scored a 5 out of a possible 5 in peer review ratings for litigation, personal injury and alternative dispute resolution, based on ratings given by a number of attorneys and judges who have worked with Liz over the years.

Benchmark Litigation has named Liz one of the top 250 women in litigation in the United States. Liz was 1 of only 4 Maine attorneys so recognized.

Every year since 2007, Liz has been selected for inclusion in the New England Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers is the only legal publisher that uses a multi-step evaluation process that incorporates peer recognition and professional achievement. Through a system of nominations, peer evaluation and internal research the legal publisher selects only the very best of New England attorneys in a variety of practice areas.

Liz is member of the International Society of Barristers, and the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals.  Both of these organizations require nominations from peers, and an evaluation process that includes input from others in the legal community and a review of the member's professional achievements.

Liz is a former Board Member and Officer, and a current member of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the Defense Research Institute, and a member of the Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association.

Liz was appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court as Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure, and served in that role for many years until the end of 2015. Over her years of practice, she has also volunteered her services to the Campaign for Justice, Maine Equal Justice Partners, the Justice Action Group, and a committee formed by the Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to propose changes to the way in which civil cases proceed through the Maine state court system. Liz has also presented at numerous seminars over the years – primarily those sponsored by the Maine State Bar Association and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.

In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, skiing and boating.