Elizabeth J. Grogan Partner




Elizabeth Grogan practices in the area of general civil defense, primarily in cases involving product liability toxic tort and medical/dental malpractice, with significant experience in labor law and professional malpractice. She has also defended motor vehicle and slip-and-fall cases. Her clients range from individual practitioners to multimillion-dollar companies, and she has handled matters for local municipalities, government contractors and local businesses. Elizabeth specializes in complex matters where her ability to process and organize large quantities of information provides her clients with an efficient and effective path to resolution.

Elizabeth takes a personal interest in her clients’ backgrounds and takes the time to understand how and to what extent the legal issues that they face affect them in real-world terms. Armed with that knowledge, she is able to establish a route to resolution of those issues that achieves the best result while addressing her clients’ individual needs and concerns. Elizabeth began her career as a clerk with the Appellate Division Third Department, where she gained a unique perspective on the inner workings of the court, which gives her clients a distinct advantage.

Areas of Focus

Products Liability & Toxic Tort
Elizabeth has significant experience defending asbestos claims, many on behalf of suppliers, equipment manufacturers and product manufacturers. In addition, she has defended a variety of products liability matters, including those involving medical devices, food products, recreational equipment, and heavy duty wire and cable. In this context, Elizabeth has become familiar with the types of reviews and endorsements provided by various agencies, such as the FDA, USDA and United Laboratories, and she is adept at using these to her clients’ advantage.

Medical & Dental Malpractice
Elizabeth has represented various members of the medical and dental fields, including registered nurses, physicians’ assistants, doctors and dentists, against claims of malpractice. These matters range from the hospital setting to Section 1983 claims by incarcerated individuals and beyond. She also has defended or assisted in defending a number of claims against skilled nursing services and long-term care facilities through all phases of litigation up to trial. Additionally, Elizabeth has experience representing individuals and entities that service or supply the medical field, including defending a medical physics company against a multimillion-dollar claim of over-radiation.

Representative Matters

Obtained summary judgment for the manufacturer of a trampoline enclosure in a case where a young girl suffered an impalement injury on a trampoline.

Obtained summary judgment in a Section 1983 action against a nurse employed by a prison to treat inmates.

Successfully arbitrated a dispute between a wire manufacturer and an installer concerning the cause of a power supply interruption that resulted in significant damages.

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