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Elizabeth Feeherry
Elizabeth Feeherry
Associate
Direct Dial: 857-472-7055
Email address: EFeeherry@MurphyRiley.com

Murphy & Riley. P.C.
101 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110

Elizabeth Feeherry

Elizabeth Feeherry joined Murphy & Riley, P.C. in February, 2010, and practices civil litigation with an emphasis on employment litigation and business litigation as well as representation of healthcare providers before the various licensing boards.  Elizabeth’s practice includes representing individuals, businesses and non-profit corporations in matters before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Massachusetts State and Federal courts.  Prior to joining Murphy & Riley, Elizabeth gained experience in complex business litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and employment litigation.  She routinely advised private equity clients regarding indemnification and director and officer insurance liability programs, and communicated with brokers and opposing counsel on insurance coverage issues.  In addition, Elizabeth maintained an active pro bono practice representing individuals in immigration and guardianship matters.

Elizabeth currently teaches First Year Legal Research & Writing at Boston University School of Law.   Elizabeth has served as a member of the Auction Committee for the Massachusetts March of Dimes Franklin Delano Roosevelt Humanitarian Award Gala.  Elizabeth is an active volunteer with the Bowdoin College Alumni Fund and serves as a Deacon with her local church congregation.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Agents and Brokers
  • Healthcare: Licensing and Regulatory
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Bad Faith and G.L. ch. 93A/176D
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Appellate Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, the 1st Circuit, 2010

Education

  • Bowdoin College, B.A., French & Spanish Major, 2001
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2007 – Senior Note Development Editor, Boston University Law Review; G. Joseph Tauro Scholar; Paul J. Liacos Scholar; Dean’s Award, Professional Responsibility

Professional Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association

Legal Publications and Significant Cases           

  • Smith v. Jenkins, et al., 718 F.Supp.2d 155 (D. Mass. 2010)
  • Abbott v. Abbott, 130 S.Ct. 1983 (2010)
  • Monahan v. Romney, 625 F.3d 42 (1st Cir. 2010)
  • Dahms v. Cognex Corp., 455 Mass. 190 (2009)