Ellen Hobbs Hirshman has been a trial attorney in the fields of medical negligence, wrongful death and personal injury law since 1982. In 1994, Ellen formed her own law firm where she vigorously pursued claims on behalf of injured patients in medical negligence, wrongful death and personal injury cases. Ellen is uniquely situated in Greater Cleveland and throughout Ohio to serve as lead counsel in representing families. Few women have the depth or breadth of her legal experience. Ellen possesses a passionate commitment to representing those people who need her most, patients and their families whose lives are forever changed by medical negligence, wrongful death and prescription drug overdose. She is well respected as a leading trial attorney by her peers and judges throughout Ohio.
Ellen joined Loucas Law in November of 2013, and is excited to combine her talents and knowledge with George Loucas and his staff. “George and his team are an exceptional group of professionals who are passionate in their quest to eradicate prescription drug overdose, which is now the number one cause of accidental death in Ohio and throughout the United States. I am excited to join them and look forward to this new chapter in my career.”
Ellen is a trustee for the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) and serves as current President and board member of The Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA), and Chair of the CATA Community Outreach Committee. Ellen has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and maintains a Superb AVVO rating, as well as an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating for over 20 years for her legal ability and professional ethical standards based on confidential surveys of members of the Bar and Judiciary. Ellen has also been recognized for Excellence as a Top Attorney in Ohio in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by the American Registry, and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. From 1996 – 1998, Ellen sat as a Commissioner on the Board of Commissioners for Grievances and Discipline, a Board which reports directly to the Ohio Supreme Court. This Board is responsible for adjudicating and enforcing all claims of lawyer and judicial misconduct.
Ellen has been invited to lecture on trial tactics and techniques, as well as ethical responsibility issues by OAJ and CATA. She also volunteers for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy program which conducts moot court competitions for high school students. Ellen dedicates her free time to reaching out to the NE Ohio community and making presentations to educate students and citizens about the dangers of distracted driving.