ELIZABETH A. FITZPATRICK concentrates her practice on insurance coverage disputes and litigation in a variety of areas, including commercial automobile, premises and Labor Law, and construction related matters, as well as civil appeals. Ms. Fitzpatrick is a frequent lecturer and author on insurance coverage topics for a wide range of professional groups and regularly provides insurance coverage training for insurers throughout the country.
Ms. Fitzpatrick has significant experience representing insurers in defending and instituting declaratory judgment actions and assisting clients in analyzing, arbitrating, negotiating and providing coverage opinions on issues arising under a variety of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, OCIP, professional, directors’ and officers’, employment practices, premises, commercial and automobile liability policies, as well as focusing on environmental coverage, cyber liability and social media issues. She also has an extensive appellate practice in both state and federal courts. She is Vice Chair of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law section of the New York State Bar Association where she previously served as chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, receiving the Chairperson of the Year award for 2012. She also serves as local chair and overall statewide planning chair for various New York State Bar Association seminars, including the Law School for Insurance Professionals and the Advanced Insurance Coverage Seminar.
Nationally, she is an active member of the highly selective, invitation-only Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel where she is a vice chair of the Property Insurance Section. She is also active with DRI, the largest organization of defense attorneys in the country. Ms. Fitzpatrick has been recognized as among the top ranked attorneys in the state and is listed in New York Super Lawyers Magazine. She is AV rated preminent.
Also an active member of the New York City and Long Island community, Ms. Fitzpatrick was honored as a 2014 recipient of the Leadership in Law Award by the Long Island Business News for outstanding achievement in and service to the legal community and was featured in their special section on “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services.” She serves on the Board of Directors of the Child Care Council of Suffolk.
An adjunct professor of Insurance Law at Touro College, she is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and Pennsylvania State University.