Elizabeth O. Bryant

Elizabeth “Liza” Bryant is an attorney at Fletcher & Sippel who focuses her practice on civil litigation. Liza has represented transportation companies in both state and federal court in a variety of different areas including FELA litigation, crossing litigation, and derailments. Liza has also represented Fletcher & Sippel clients with regards to regulatory matters. Prior to joining Fletcher & Sippel in 2009, Liza served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Clifford of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Liza is a graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. In law school, she served as the Associate Executive Editor of the Law Review.

Elizabeth O. Bryant

Elizabeth “Liza” Bryant is an attorney at Fletcher & Sippel who focuses her practice on civil litigation. Liza has represented transportation companies in both state and federal court in a variety of different areas including FELA litigation, crossing litigation, and derailments. Liza has also represented Fletcher & Sippel clients with regards to regulatory matters. Prior to joining Fletcher & Sippel in 2009, Liza served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Clifford of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Liza is a graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. In law school, she served as the Associate Executive Editor of the Law Review.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts; Juris Doctorate; summa cum laude
  • University of Maine, Orono, Maine; BA in History; Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

Illinois
Iowa
Maine
Massachusetts
Missouri
United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois
Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa

Presentations & Publications

FRSA & FELA: Case Updates and Review of Same Suit or Stand-Alone Complaints, Presenter, 24th Annual Railroad Liability Conference, Fort Worth, TX, July 2017.

Jury Selection Demo, Presenter, Midwest Claims Conference, Bloomingdale, Illinois, May 2016.

Quiet Zones and the Not Quite Quiet Zones, Presenter, 21st Annual Railroad Liability Conference, Napa, California, July 2014.

Proactive and Effective Use of Experts, Presenter, Midwest Claims Conference, Bloomingdale, Illinois, April 2014.

Social Media in the Workplace: Employer Bashing—When Is It Protected by the NLRA & RLA?, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s Legal Tracks newsletter, Second Quarter, 2012.

Social Networking in Litigation: A New Must-Use Tool for Attorneys, Presenter, 18th Annual Railroad Liability Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 2011.

Note, Massachusetts Paves the Way: A Comparison Between the Confrontation Right Guaranteed by the United States and Massachusetts Constitutions in Light of Crawford v. Washington, 41 SUFFOLK U. L. REV. 64 (2007).

Comment, Court of Appeals Independently Reviews Evidence While Claiming to Defer to District Court’s Factual Findings, 40 SUFFOLK U. L. REV. 1043 (2007).