Lisabeth Ryan Kundert
Lisabeth Ryan Kundert (formerly Lisabeth Ryan) joined the firm as an associate in 1986 and has been a principal since 1996. She was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine in 2004. She holds a peer review rating from Martindale – Hubbell of AV® Preeminent, its highest rating.
The focus of Ms. Kundert’s practice is the representation of insurance companies and other clients in litigation over coverage matters, premises liability, negligence, product liability, lead poisoning, and claims of violation of consumer protection laws. She is responsible for initiating a wide range of declaratory judgment actions involving insurance coverage issues. She handles all phases of litigation, from pre-suit claims through appeals.
Ms. Kundert specializes in the research and drafting of dispositive and other motions on a wide range of trial issues. She frequently files motions for summary judgment, many of them resulting in the entry of judgment in favor of her clients without the need for a trial. She routinely files pretrial motions for an early resolution of evidentiary issues, including Daubert-Lanigan motions to challenge the admissibility of medical, scientific and technical opinion testimony from expert witnesses.
Ms. Kundert also represents clients throughout all phases of the appellate process in state and federal appeals courts. She is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She has provided training to the Office of the Attorney General in Massachusetts and served as a faculty member to Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the National Business Institute.
Ms. Kundert earned a Juris Doctorate degree cum laude from Boston College Law School in 1986 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in 1981. She serves as a volunteer in her community, including the public schools, her church, and the Girl Scouts.
Some of the reported appellate decisions for which Ms. Kundert was responsible, where judgment in her clients’ favor was secured:
- Gannett v Hingham Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 06-P-1471
- Kennedy v No. Bennett Street School et al, 07-P-1071
- Taube et al v Delair Group Inc et al, 98-P-0328
- Nelson v. Groswald, 06-P-1397
- Magee v. Brockton Housing Authority, 94-P-0130
- Priority Finishing Corp. v. LAL Constr. Co. Inc., 95-P-0134
- Trundle v. Wildwood, Inc., 04-P-0528
- Royal Surplus Lines Insurance Company et al v. Cotton States Mutual Insurance Co. et al, 05-P-1035
- Choy v. First Columbia Management Inc. et al, 88-1132 (First Circuit Court of Appeals)
- Male v. Privitera, 07-J-0211
- Carroll v. Jefferson Construction Co., 89-J-0624