Elizabeth Wright focuses her practice in the areas of construction law, commercial litigation, and surety and fidelity law. As a member of the firm’s Construction Group, she counsels clients throughout the construction industry, from building and property owners to contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and sureties. She handles all aspects of construction-related contract issues and litigation.
Contract Procurement and Project Delivery
Elizabeth negotiates and prepares all necessary contracts for construction projects. She handles contracts related to developments in both public and private settings, such as colleges, universities, schools, hospitals and commercial buildings.
Elizabeth represents construction clients when any dispute arises, such as disagreements over construction delays, performance, designs, or the final product. She has represented a variety of parties in the construction industry, enabling her to see a dispute from all sides and anticipate the other side’s arguments.
Elizabeth has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, to help clients resolve their disputes quickly, often before litigation is needed. She has been a certified mediator since 2005. Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Elizabeth mediated landlord and tenant disputes, small claims, summary process, and juvenile probate matters. When a dispute does result in litigation, she is experienced at litigating complex claims in state and federal courts.
Elizabeth regularly does pro bono work, and is active in advocating for legal aid. She participates in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Pro Bono Initiative, in which lawyers provide free representation to people seeking to obtain restraining orders. She is the co-captain of the firm’s team which participates in the annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid. Lawyers march to the state capitol building to speak to lawmakers about adequately funding legal aid, which helps poor citizens facing civil legal matters related to housing and employment.
Elizabeth is on the Board of Directors for the Professional Women in Construction – CT Chapter and serves as co-chair of the programs committee. She is also on the membership committee of CREW Boston, an organization which promotes the advancement of women in the commercial real estate industry.
She is a regular contributor to the firm’s blog, Construction Law Zone.