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Ellen Hobbs Hirshman

Medical malpractice Attorney at Beachwood, OH

5.0   3 reviews

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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. 

Licensed for 40 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 11/08/2022

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

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Loucas Law, L.P.A.
25550 Chagrin Blvd.
Chagrin Richmond Plaza, Suite 320
Beachwood, OH, 44122


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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dedicated, Compassionate, and Knowledgeable
Ellen Hirshman actually could not pursue a case for me, but that was after careful consideration, thorough research, and she expressed the logic behind that decision very clearly and compassionately. The potential case I presented to her was a long shot, but she demonstrated professionalism in how she still thoroughly reviewed the documentation and other factors involved. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by Christine | July 14, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Ellen is an excellent attorney. She kept me informed during the litigation. She was trustworthy, responsive and knowledgeable. I have the highest regard for Ellen and would recommend her.
Posted by Cindy | July 13, 2011
Former Client
Going through a very difficult time it was Ellen who made it all okay.... down to earth, thoughtful, easy to talk to, non judgemental and an excellent attorney. Our family is very grateful for everything Ellen has done for us!


  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Dickson Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Founding Partner and Managing Partner
  • Linton & Hirshman, LLC
  • 1994 - 2012
  • Trial Attorney
  • Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur
  • 1986 - 1994


  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 1982
  • John Carroll University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

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


  • Ohio Medical Malpractice Alliance
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2012
  • The Ratner School
  • Trustee
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline
  • Board Member
  • 1996 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Ohio
  • American Registry
  • 2012
  • Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Convention
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
  • 2010
  • CATA Luncheon Seminar
  • Ethics for the Personal Injury lawyer
  • 1998
  • Bernard Friedman Litigation Institute
  • Trial Demonstration Program
  • 1995
  • Issues in Litigation
  • How to Prepare the Plaintiff for Deposition
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Wrongful death Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ellen Hirshman for nearly two decades and have had the pleasure to work on several catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases with her over time. Ellen is not only a top notch lawyer and advocate, but a highly ethical and compassionate person."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ellen is a very smart and very skilled trial lawyer. She is powerful in the courtroom and a tremendous advocate for her clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ellen is an outstanding person and trial lawyer. We have worked together on many serious and compex cases. She has an impressive work ethic and a passion to help those who have sustained the hardships one sees in medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Ellen's skill in both preparation for trial and trial are especially strong. Great focus and people skills! I highly recommend her to those searching for someone to take on a medical institution or doctor that has caused them harm and suffering."
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Beachwood Medical malpractice Lawyer Ellen Hobbs Hirshman
Ellen Hobbs Hirshman
Medical malpractice Attorney
Beachwood, OH
Licensed for 40 years