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Manhattanville College, BA
Boston College Law School, JD 1977


The Honorable Elizabeth Fahey served as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1999-2020. She also served as a war crimes judge on the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2007-2008. A partner at Pierce, Davis, Fahey and Perritano from 1998 until she went on the Superior Court, Judge Fahey was an associate and then a partner at Morrison, Mahoney and Miller from 1983-1998. At both firms, she did mostly civil litigation and specialized in defending personal injury lawsuits  concerning claims of municipal liability, products liability, professional malpractice, premises liability and general liability.

After graduating from Boston College Law School in 1977, Judge Fahey served as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County for six years, where she prosecuted criminal cases. After she started civil cases in 1983,  she frequently contributed to MCLE  programs and publications and has served as a member of MCLE’s Civil Litigation Advisory Committee.

Judge Fahey co-authored “The Pretrial Discovery Process in Civil Cases: A Comparison of Evidence Discovery Between China and the United States,” published in Vol.37, Issue 2 (2014) of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.  While a judge, she also participated in numerous USAID State Department Rule of Law programs in Macedonia, China and Mongolia. She has has taught trial practice courses, basic and advanced, at Northeastern School of Law and Boston University School of Law from, respectively, 2014-2020 and 2015–2020.

Elizabeth Fahey

Elizabeth Fahey