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Elizabeth S. Dillon



Elizabeth Dillon focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters, specifically in the areas of construction and employment litigation.  In her construction litigation practice, Liz represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, sureties, and financial institutions in complex construction, real estate, and general commercial disputes.  In her employment practice, Liz has represented individuals and management in a broad range of employment-related matters including harassment and discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage and hour, family and medical leave, non-compete agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, private-owned company ownership disputes, and the negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements.

Liz represents her clients in state and federal courts, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission, and the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Insurance.

Liz is active in the Massachusetts Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division, where she has served on its Board of Directors since 2015. Liz frequently volunteers with the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy (moot court) competition and has served as a judge for Boston College’s Advocacy Programs and the Yale Mock Trial Invitational.

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Law Student Section, 2017-2019; Co-Chair, Legislative Section, 2016-2017
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member of Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • University of Pennsylvania, Chair of the Alumni Interview Program, Boston Committee

Awards and Recognition:

  • Received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation
  • Selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super LawyersRising Star (2016 – 2020)
  • Washington University School of Law, Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Award, Spring 2011
  • Washington University School of Law, Honors Scholar, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 
  • Washington University School of Law, Dean’s List, all semesters
  • Semi-finalist, American Bar Association Mediation National Competition, Spring 2011

News and Insights


  • “Percolating PFAS,” The Federal Lawyer, March/April 2020.
  • “Epic or Not: The Misplaced Importance of the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis,” The Federal Lawyer, January/ February, 2019.
  • “Victims of Cybercrime, in Victimology,” 592-635 (2019).
  • “Toxic Torts in Massachusetts: 2018,” Massachusetts Defense Lawyers’ Association Newsletter, November 2018.
  • “Federal Frameworks & Local Laws: The Intersection Between the FTCA and State Consumer Protection Law,” Litigation        Commentary and Review, Spring 2018.
  • “Expanding Enforcement: The Developing Field of Cybersecurity,” Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, May/June 2017.
  • “Compliance Without Cost: Understanding and Avoiding the Potential Economic Impact of Changes to Federal Overtime Regulations,”      Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, January/February 2017.
  • “Rethinking Daimler: Examining the Ways that Plaintiffs Seek to Narrow,” Daimler v. Bauman, For the Defense, November 2016.
  • “Stop, Wage Thief! What Employment Lawyers Need to Know About the Efforts to Ensure the Payment of Fair Wages, in Massachusetts and Nationwide,” Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, September/ October 2016.
  • “Considerations from California: Relevant Themes from a Lawsuit Over a Terrorist’s iPhone,” Federal Bar Association Corporate & Association Counsel Newsletter, Spring 2016.
  • “Take Note of Employment Law Changes Before Expanding Your Practice,” Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, January/ February 2016.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Mid-Level Associates Forum,” program chair and panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association, February 2020.
  • “Mid-Level Associates Forum,” program chair and panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association, February 2019.
  • “Motion Practice and Procedure,” panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association Second Annual Young Lawyers’ Division Symposium, December 2019.
  • “What I Wish I Had Known as a Young Litigator,” panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association, December 2018.
  • “Survive and Thrive: Tips of the Trade,” panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association, February 2018.
  • “Cybersecurity Traps, Tricks and Tools,” panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association, February 2018.
  • “Cybersecurity: What Every In-House Counsel Needs to Know (and Outside Counsel Should Tell Them), panelist, Federal Bar Association, January 24, 2018.
  • “Survive and Thrive: Tips of the Trade,” moderator, Massachusetts Bar Association, March 2017.


Liz enjoys contemporary art, playing the guitar, and spending time outdoors with her husband and son.