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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


  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

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  • Christopher James Carney

    I have had the pleasure of working with Ellen on many occasions over the last 20 years, and I cannot say enough about her. An outstanding advocate in every respect.


    Christopher Carney Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • 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

Contact info

Loucas Law, L.P.A.

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


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 LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
John Carroll UniversitySociology, cum laudeBA - Bachelor 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