Elyse S. Tormey Of Counsel




Elyse Tormey has a decade of experience in litigation, defending a wide array of cases including personal injury, construction defect, professional malpractice and breach of contract. Currently, Elyse’s practice is focused on personal injury defense in the context of transportation, with many high-exposure and catastrophic loss cases. 

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Elyse spent several years focusing her practice on aviation law, working intimately with the in-house legal teams of several major airlines in a highly regulated industry. Elyse also has experience investigating insurance fraud and litigating complex commercial health insurance cases. 

After graduating law school, Elyse spent three years as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, U.S.M.J. and the Honorable James B. Clark, III, U.S.M.J. During that time, Elyse became intimately familiar with the federal court system, working in two different vicinages alongside a number of district judges.

Representative Matters

Obtained summary judgment in favor of foundation/ excavation contractor in construction defect case involving a trip and fall on a New York City sidewalk.

Successfully filed a motion to dismiss general contractor on statute of limitations grounds in a slip and fall in a construction zone.

Obtained summary judgment for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in a case involving a slip and fall on ice by an airline employee at Newark Airport.

Obtained a defense verdict at trial for a school bus company serving as second chair trial counsel in a case where the plaintiff alleged a traumatic brain injury after being pushed by a classmate while on the bus home from school.