Elisabeth Fontugne


(207) 253-6423 | (207) 775-2360


Two Monument Square, Suite 900
Portland, Me 04101

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Attorney Elisabeth Fontugne joined Petruccelli, Martin & Haddow in August 2022. Her practice focuses on general liability, insurance defense, and products liability.

Before joining PMH, Ms. Fontugne practiced as a litigation attorney with the largest civil defense firm in Florida. Over the past six years, she has successfully defended hundreds of matters, ranging from nursing home negligence cases to claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ms. Fontugne began her career in 2015 at a small plaintiffs’ employment law firm in Tampa. While attending law school, she was employed full time at the State Attorney’s Office for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Legal Medicine, the International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, and the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce.

Admitted to Practice

United States District Court for the District of Maine (pending)
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
University of South Florida, M.A.
Maine Maritime Academy, B.S.


Maine Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Florida Supreme Court Historical Society
Supreme Court Historical Society

Awards and Recognition

Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Award for Community Service


The Affordable Care Act: Opportunities for Collaboration Between Doctors and Lawyers, 26¬ Int’l J. of Risk & Safety in Med. ¬81 ¬(2014)
To Treat or Not to Treat: End-of-Life Care, Patient Autonomy, and the Responsible Practice of Medicine, 35 J. of Legal Med. 529 (2014)
Dismantling the Exxon Valdez: How Misunderstanding One Maritime Accident Led to the Criminalization of An Entire Profession, 46 J. Mar. L. & Com. 201 (2015)