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Ellen Hobbs Hirshman

Ellen Hobbs Hirshman

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Wrongful Death

About Me


I'm Ellen Hirshman and thank you for taking the time to check me out on avvo.  I have been handling cases throughout Ohio for the past 30 years, as well as some other states.  I enjoy representing families, although the reason they initially contact me is usually tragic.  I take great pride in representing my clients and helping them and their families put the pieces of their lives back together.

I am married to Toby, and together we have 3 sons.  Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my extended family, especially watching my son, Noah, play hockey.  I am actively involved with several legal organizations.

Please call me or email me with any questions you may have. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Medical Malpractice: 60%
    33 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
    33 years
  3. Brain Injury: 10%
    33 years
  4. Birth Injury: 10%
    33 years
  5. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 10%
    33 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jacqueline Michelle Mathews

    You could not have a better advocate on your side than attorney Ellen Hobbs Hirshman. I had the great pleasure of working for Ellen as an associate attorney, including through a Jury Trial which resulted in a very successful verdict. Ellen presented the facts of the case in a powerful, clear, and meaningful way and truly cared for the family she represented. I would highly recommend Ellen to anyone who needs representation.


    Jacqueline Mathews Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Meghan Patricia Connolly

    Ellen is a top nursing home negligence and medical malpractice attorney in Ohio. She is truly an expert in these areas of law (and others). Ellen works tirelessly to achieve the best results for her clients and leaves no stone unturned when investigating and working up a case. Her successful advocacy for victims of medical malpractice and nursing home negligence, as well as their families, is profoundly inspiring.


    Meghan Connolly Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Loucas Law, L.P.A.

25550 Chagrin Blvd.
Chagrin Richmond Plaza, Suite 320
Beachwood, OH, 44122




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys in OhioAmerican Registry2012
Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Dickson Firm, LLC2012 - Present
Founding Partner and Managing PartnerLinton & Hirshman, LLC1994 - 2012
Trial AttorneyJacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur1986 - 1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysTreasurer2011 - 2012
Ohio Medical Malpractice AllianceMember2006 - Present
The Ratner SchoolTrustee2002 - 2005
Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and DisciplineBoard Member1996 - 1998
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice SectionMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jane Doe v. Metro Health Medical Center$15.6 Million Verdict
Estates of Jane and Jill Doe vs. Medical Providers$3 Million Settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
CATA NewsSpeaking Objections at Depositions: A Roundtable Discussion2011
CATA NewVoir Dire: Challenges for Cause2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence1982
John Carroll UniversitySociology, cum laudeBachelor of Arts1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConventionHospital Acquired Infections2010
CATA Luncheon SeminarEthics for the Personal Injury lawyer1998
Bernard Friedman Litigation InstituteTrial Demonstration Program1995
Issues in LitigationHow to Prepare the Plaintiff for DepositionN/A