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, which has given her unique insights into the challenges and opportunities of running a business in Maine.

Prior to moving back to Maine, Elizabeth served as a staffer for Congresswoman Chellie Pingree in her Washington, DC office. Her experience both in Washington and back home in Maine has given Elizabeth an understanding as to what resonates with Maine policy makers and how to shape a legislative strategy in the best interest of her clients. Specifically, Elizabeth’s professional and political experience have given her a nuanced understanding of Maine politics, and her pragmatic approach to policymaking allow Elizabeth to elevate her clients’ interests above the political fray.

Elizabeth has direct experience working with business, professional associations, and advocacy organizations to navigate complex legal, regulatory, and political issues. In this time of increased state-level policymaking, Elizabeth is intimately familiar with the interplay between multi-state business interests and local policymaking. Additionally, Elizabeth has been involved in the work of climate action and preparedness – an area rife with both risk and opportunity for Maine business.

In her personal life, Elizabeth is active in Maine Democratic politics. Elizabeth serves on the Board of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce as well as Maine’s Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program, and GrowSmart Maine. These organizations reflect Elizabeth’s passion for Maine, its people, and the future of economic growth in our state. Elizabeth resides in the heart of Portland’s Old Port.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America®  "Ones to Watch" for Government Relations Practice (2022-present)
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" for Government Relations by New England Super Lawyers (2021)
  • Recipient, MEREDA President's Award (2020)
Professional Activities
  • Board member, GrowSmart Maine
  • Board of Directors, Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce 
  • Co-author, A Practical Guide to Land Use in Maine, MCLE New England (2023 supplement)