Attorney Profile

Ms. Elizabeth Olcott, known as Lisa to friends, clients as well as even opposing counsel, graduated from Boston University with a BA in Psychology. She worked in the mental health olcottfield with adolescents at various facilities throughout New Hampshire and went on to law school at Franklin Pierce Law Center graduating in 1984. She worked in the Federal District Court as Law Clerk for Judge Laughlin until taking the position as Inside Counsel for Blue Cross and Blue Shield for ten years.

She opened her own practice in Concord New Hampshire in 1995 concentrating in employment and business law. Ms. Olcott is well versed in the area of employment law, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as in Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. She practices in areas of employment and business law with some focus in Military matters and wage and hour issues as well as contracts and business relationships. In addition, due to her years as inside counsel, she is experienced in the many areas of law that impact both employees and employers.

ELIZABETH B. OLCOTT 52 Oak Hill Road Cell: (603) 223-7071 Concord, N.H. 03301 Office: (603) 225-0280

SUMMARY Over thirty year’s legal experience in consumer, employment, insurance and business law, within the non-profit, public and private sectors. Expertise ranges from managing a private law office to Inside Counsel.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS * Employment Law * State & Federal Compliance * Family Law * Complex Litigation * Debt Collection and Defense * Computer Software & Hardware Contracts * Negotiating Contracts/Business Relationships * Crisis Management * Problem Resolution * Administrative Law

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS * Assist clients in administrative matters for employees, and employers. * Debt Defense working as Local Counsel for many different firms. * Continued work in unmarried custody disputes, navigating one of the most difficult disputes in NH: three highly qualified experts testified in this matter and it has been appealed to the NH Supreme Court on three occasions. * Have prevailed on multiple occasions against State Agencies in Superior Courts on employment matters: including TROs. * Prevailed in more than 50 wage claims with 100% success in all appeals taken by employers. * Contracts with multi-state debtor law firms to represent multiple clients throughout NH in debt actions. * Counseled clients in diverse industries on compliance with laws and regulations including: COBRA, WARN, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, ERISA as well as similar State of NH laws and regulations. * Drafted new legislation including indemnity for non-profit corporations’ directors; also directly involved in administrative rules process. * House Counsel over a lawsuit against asbestos manufacturer successfully obtaining $4 million judgment. * Responsible for effective solution based interactions with Federal and State regulators. * Effective interpretation of complex interaction between Federal and State employee protective legislation. * Established sole practitioner office concentrating in debt defense, since December, 2004.

ELIZABETH B. OLCOTT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 1995-Present PRIVATE PRACTICE, Concord, NH Attorney at Law Representing employees and employers in employment matters, general business and contract law, litigation, unmarried custody disputes and debtor/creditor matters. Independently contracts with Consumer Debt Relief Companies from 2004 to present to defend debtors throughout the State.

1985-1994 BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Manchester, NH Vice President and Resident Counsel Responsible for managing legal affairs of the company and its subsidiary.

1985 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, Concord, NH Judicial Clerkship Research and writing, attending trials and assisting judge in complex hazardous waste litigation.

1983-1984 University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, NH Student Lawyer and Teaching Assistant Represented indigent clients of the Civil Practice Clinic in domestic relations, debtor-creditor claims, juvenile law, mental health law and public benefits. Taught new students.

1983-1984 NEW HAMPSHIRE MEDIATION PROGRAM, Concord, NH Divorce Mediator Assisted couples in reaching agreements regarding custody, visitation, support, and property division.

1978-1981 NH HOSPITAL, SPAULDING YOUTH CENTER AND RIVENDELL INC. Youth Counselor Held various positions throughout New Hampshire providing care and supervision of juvenile offenders, emotionally disturbed and abused youth.

EDUCATION JD, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, NH, 1984 BA, Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, Dean's List, 1978