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Ellen M. McCarthy is a partner at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy. With more than 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer, her areas of practice include transportation accidents, medical malpractice, aviation accidents, and workers’ compensation litigation.


From 2005-2009, as one of the 18 appointed members of the Ohio Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners, Ellen was responsible for writing essay questions for the bar exam and the answers of bar applicants.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 25%
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 25%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Charles Ruiz-Bueno

    It is my pleasure to endorse Ellen McCarthy as a trial attorney for personal injury cases, including but not limited to medical malpractice claims, automotive claims and mass tort claims. I have personally had the pleasure of working with Ms. McCarthy on many personal injury cases, some in jury trial, with success.


    John Ruiz-Bueno Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I have worked both with and against Ellen on a number of cases. She is a fantastic attorney. Ellen is passionate about her clients and works extremely hard for them. Ellen is well respected by her peers and I do not hesitate to refer clients to her. I fully endorse this lawyer.


    Patrick O'Malley
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Nurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy

1370 Ontario
First Floor
Cleveland, OH, 44113-1792


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Founding Member and Executive Community MemberLaw Society of Cleveland2013
One of Cleveland's Top Medical Malpractice LawyersALM Legal Readers2012
Bar Registration of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial Advocacy InstructorCleveland State University Cleveland Marshall College Of Law1995 - Present
PartnerNurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
OAJ Subrogation CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Youth ChallengeBoard of Trustees2011 - Present
Cuyahoga County Democratic PartyExecutive Committee2011 - Present
St. Augustine Health CampusBoard of Trustees2008 - 2010
Ohio Association of JusticeMember - Former Trustee2007 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysMember2000 - Present
Women's City ClubBoard of Trustees1995 - 1999
U.S. District Court, Northern District of OhioN/A1990 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth CircuitN/AN/A
Pro Hac Vice PennsylvaniaN/AN/A
Pro hac vice South CarolinaN/AN/A
Ohio Supreme CourtBoard of Bar ExaminersN/A
American Red CrossJunior CommitteeN/A
Cleveland Marshall College of Law Alumni AssociationBoard of TrusteesN/A
The American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe vs. John Doe$900,000
Jane Doe vs. John Doe$657,686
Jane Doe vs. John Doe$500,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
CATA NewsletterOne Question Too ManyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Saint Leo CollegeN/ABA- Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Association for Justice"Deconstructing The Independent Medical Expert"2013
National Business Institute"Personal Injury From Start to Finish"2013
Lorain County Bar AssociationMedical Malpractice Tort Reform2010
Lorain County Bar AssociationPower Point - Opening Statement2009
OAJ SeminarHow Juries Think, Courtroom Presentations, Mistakes During Voir DireN/A
Cleveland Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers - How to Get AlongN/A