Elizabeth M. Frazier
Elizabeth Frazier focuses her practice on government relations, lobbying, business advocacy, and environmental and land use policy. Elizabeth divides her time between Pierce Atwood’s Portland and Augusta, Maine offices.
Elizabeth grew up in and around her family’s Maine-based small business, working on all aspects of business growth and management. She has an intimate understanding of the realities and requirements of running a business in Maine.
Elizabeth has also been very active in Maine Democratic politics, and remains so today. As a former staff member of Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Elizabeth understands what resonates with Maine policy makers and how to shape a legislative strategy to achieve her client’s objectives.
This business background and Congressional experience drive Elizabeth’s passion for public policy law. As an advocate and lobbyist for businesses, Elizabeth helps clients bridge the gap to Maine’s local and state government. Her nuanced understanding of Maine politics and her pragmatic approach to policy-making allow Elizabeth to elevate her clients’ interests above the political fray.
Elizabeth was engaged early with the work of the Maine Climate Council, and has worked with clients from diverse sectors of the economy to navigate this emerging policy arena, including: real estate and development; industrial and manufacturing processes; municipal land use; and energy infrastructure. As climate action begins to pervade numerous areas of public policy making and regulation, Elizabeth is well positioned to help clients manage their engagement on these issues with lawmakers.
Elizabeth also engages with commercial real estate and development matters at both the local and state level. Specifically, Elizabeth has worked on land use referenda campaigns and ordinance proposals at the municipal level, statewide zoning policies, and public financing for development projects.
In her personal life, Elizabeth is active in Maine Democratic politics. She is an officer of the Emerge Maine Board of Directors, where she is active in helping train Democratic women to run for office and win. Elizabeth also serves on the board of Maine’s Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program. Elizabeth resides in the heart of Portland’s Old Port.
- Included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" for Government Relations
- Recognized as a "Rising Star" for Government Relations by New England Super Lawyers (2021)
- Recipient, 2020 MEREDA President's Award