Elizabeth A. Underwood


    Elizabeth is a shareholder in the Health Care Department, where she focuses her practice in the areas of medical and dental malpractice, with a secondary focus on premises and product liability cases. She also handles large-scale personal injury claims arising from construction accidents.

    Elizabeth has represented a large number of doctors, dentists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners and nurses in a multitude of malpractice actions. She has also represented clients in construction liability cases involving the representation of general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects and surveyors; premises liability cases involving the representation of commercial shopping centers, corporate centers, health care offices, etc.; and product liability cases with respect to the representation of manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers.

    Elizabeth graduated cum laude from The George Washington University School of Law. She was awarded the American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude and with distinction in her major of International Relations.

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Creating a Trial Notebook, Institute for Paralegal Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 18, 2015

    Published Works

    “Waiving the Right to Seek Arbitration: New Court Ruling Limits Parties’ Ability to Seek to Enforce Arbitration Clause,” Defense Digest, January 2021, Vol. 27, No. 1

    "Case Update: Secretary of Labor v. Summit Contractors, Inc.: A Revival of the Controlling Employer OSHA Citation Policy on Multi-Employer Worksites," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2009

    "The Summit Decision: Limiting General Contractor's Liability Under OSHA for Safety Violations of its Subcontractors at Multi-Employer Construction Sites," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2009

    "Show Me The Merit: Pennsylvania's Certificate of Merit Requirement And Substantial Compliance," Defense Digest, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2007

    The George Washington University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2004)
    University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, 2001)
    Year joined