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Elizabeth B. BurgessShareholder


305 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301


850-222-8475 (fax)

Professional Profile

Elizabeth “Betsy” Burgess is a shareholder in the Tallahassee, Florida office of Carr Allison.  Betsy is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group where she concentrates her practice on premises liability, employment practices liability, community/homeowner association disputes and transportation matters.  Her diversified practice also includes the representation of clients in the areas of insurance defense, professional liability and retail and hospitality.

Betsy has authored numerous articles on evidentiary matters and timely legal developments in the fields of premises liability and employment liability.  She enjoys speaking on panels discussing interesting issues in these fields, as well as reviewing new case law and keeping her clients and colleagues apprised of developing legal trends.

Betsy received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University (AL) and earned her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law.  She is a member of the Tallahassee Bar Association, FDLA, Florida Association of Women and Tallahassee Women Lawyers.  Additionally, Betsy is an active member of the USLAW Network Women’s Connection.

In her free time Betsy enjoys reading, spending time with her family and animals, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


United States District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida


BS, Auburn University (AL), cum laude

JD, Florida State University College of Law


Tallahassee Bar Association

Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Florida Assocation of Women Lawyers

Tallahassee Women Lawyers

Florida Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2010

USLAW Network: Women’s Connection

News Updates About Elizabeth B. Burgess

Burgess and Scarpone Obtain Dismissal of Premises Case

Elizabeth “Betsy” Burgess and Kayla Scarpone of Carr Allison’s Tallahassee office prevailed on a dispositive motion resulting in the prompt dismissal of a high exposure premises case.  Another great result for our clients! Way to go, Betsy and Kayla!

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Burgess Appointed to FL Bar Grievance Committee

Shareholder Elizabeth “Betsy” Burgess has been appointed to serve a 3-year term on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida.  Grievance committees review complaints referred by Bar counsel and decide if probable cause exists to support a claim that a lawyer violated professional conduct rules […]

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Betsy Burgess Published in USLAW Magazine Spring Issue

USLAW NETWORK, Inc., published an article by Carr Allison attorney Elizabeth “Betsy” Burgess in its Spring 2020 issue. Burgess’s article “A Frightening Reality: Prevention, Preparation, and Defense of Active Shooter Lawsuits” examines current theories of liability, how lawsuits are being litigated and the measures business owners and employers can take […]

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Burgess Speaks at National USLAW Event

Elizabeth “Betsy” Burgess (Tallahassee, FL) was a featured speaker at the 2019 USLAW Network Retail and Hospitality Law Exchange in New Orleans, LA.  In a presentation titled “Big Brother as Referee: Don’t Strike Out with Fair Play,” Betsy and attorney Robyn F. McGrath of Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C. (Philadelphia, PA) […]

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Just a couple of Carr Allison’s super heros hanging out in Washington, DC

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New DOL Overtime Rule in Effect Jan 1, 2020

As expected, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on September 24, 2019 regarding salaried employees and overtime pay.  Effective January 1, 2020, employees who make less than $35,568 per year are eligible for overtime pay. Under the new rule, to be exempt from overtime pay […]

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Carr Allison attorneys Kathy Davis (l), one of the original 12 participants at the USLAW Network’s Women’s Connection, and Elizabeth “Betsy” Burgess (r), current Women’s Connection Vice Chair, share a moment at the 2019 event.  More than 120 participants from across the country gathered for a fun, informative and inspiring […]

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Carr Allison Attorneys Published in USLAW Magazine Spring Issue

USLAW NETWORK, Inc., has published two articles by Carr Allison attorneys in the Spring 2019 issue.  Construction attorney Thomas S. Creel’s article “Six Cutting Edge Technologies to Improve Safety on Construction Sites” takes a close look at new technology being used in the construction industry to enhance safety for workers […]

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Daubert Attack On Opposing Medical Causation Experts

Introduction To prevail in a personal injury case, an essential element the Plaintiff must prove is causation. That is, the Plaintiff must prove the subject accident or incident actually caused the Plaintiff’s injury and damages. Plaintiffs typically seek to establish this element through the testimony of one or more post-accident […]

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