December 14, 2019
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Verrill attorney elected secretary of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network executive board

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PORTLAND– Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith was recently elected secretary of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network. Smith has been a member of the network since 2006, and was first elected to the executive board in 2018.

“It is an exciting time to be an officer on the NWCDN executive board,” said Smith. “As a group we are exploring changes to grow and strengthen this unique and important organization.”

The organization includes a network of law firms covering 45 states. The attorney members collaborate regularly not only for educational and networking opportunities, but also to serve the needs of large clients.

Also a member of the American Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Standing Committee and an American Bar Association College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers fellow, Smith has a wealth of experience in workers’ compensation law. Over the course of her 25 years of practice, she has litigated numerous labor and employment law matters, primarily defending claims brought against Maine employers. Smith is a regular speaker and author on workers’ compensation issues, including for Verrill’s labor and employment blog, Taking Care of HR Business.

About Verrill: Verrill’s deep-rooted history dates back to 1862 with its founder, Byron D. Verrill. Today, Verrill is a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys and seven offices throughout the Northeast. The firm’s attorneys provide award-winning client service to businesses and individuals across the country and around the globe in a variety of areas and industries, including construction, energy, food and beverage, health care, higher education, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications, among others. For more information about the firm and its values, visit