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Elisabeth C. Ross is an experienced and dynamic litigator, playing an integral role in BatesCarey’s national litigation with respect to a wide variety of the most cutting-edge coverage issues. In defending bad faith suits, Elisabeth has honed her strategic focus to navigate some of the most hostile litigation environments an insurer can face, as well as the unique insurance statutes and jurisprudence that arise when the company’s own decision-making process is on the line.  Elisabeth’s creative and tenacious litigation mindset is an invaluable asset to insurance clients faced with novel challenges from COVID-19 claims to issues related to the country’s opioid epidemic.          

In addition to her insurance coverage practice, Elisabeth has established herself as a leading litigator in the construction and transportation industries. In the construction industry, Elisabeth has defended architects, engineers, and other design professionals in lawsuits involving complex design and engineering plans. Her unique ability to understand the full construction landscape allows her to establish an early and proactive approach to the defense of each matter.

In the transportation context, Elisabeth provides aggressive representation to railroads and trucking companies in an arena that typically involves catastrophic injuries and plaintiff’s counsel with specialty experience prosecuting their claims. Elisabeth’s broad experience in the transportation sector has enabled her to quickly deploy to any jurisdiction to represent her client’s needs.

Publications

“Pandemic May Change the Way We Design Our Courthouses.” Law360 Expert Analysis, July 21, 2020.