Elizabeth C. Trautz

Attorney

Elizabeth C. Trautz

Attorney

Phone: 603.792.7430 Fax: 603.716.2899 Email: etrautz@dwmlaw.com

670 N. Commercial Street, Suite 207 Manchester, NH 03101

Assistant: Ann Kerrigan Email: akerrigan@dwmlaw.com

About

Elizabeth Trautz works with school districts and higher education institutions on a wide range of disability-related issues, including special education, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Elizabeth discovered her passion for special education and disability law when she worked as a paralegal in Drummond Woodsum’s School Law practice.  She then attended the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, where she served as the UNH Law Review Chief Articles Editor and authored Broken Promises: The Granite State’s Return to the Institutionalization of Children with Disabilities (21 U.N.H. L. Rev. 231 (2022)).  While in law school, Elizabeth worked at the Disability Rights Center of New Hampshire, where continued her research concerning deinstitutionalization and gained experience in the field of general disability law.   

In her spare time, you can find Elizabeth on a pickleball court or spending a quiet evening at home with her pets.  

Education

University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law, JD, 2023, magna cum laude

University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Arts in English, 2018, cum laude

Recognition

CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Wills, Trusts, and Estates, May 2022

Daniel Webster Scholars Program

Publications

Broken Promises: The Granite State’s Return to the Institutionalization of Children with Disabilities, University of New Hampshire Law Review, Feb 1, 2023, Broken Promises: The Granite State’s Return to the Institutionalization of Children with Disabilities (unh.edu)

Past Presentations

From October 4, 2023 8:00 am

2023 Bradley F. Kidder Law Conference

From September 28, 2023 9:00 pm

New Hampshire School Law Academy Presents: 2023 New Law Update – Developments Impacting Schools

2023 was another busy year at the NH legislature and public schools and students were again a popular subject for lawmakers.

Admissions