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Elise focuses her practice in product, tort, and insurance litigation. She spent the early years of her practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters, allowing her to bring a unique and well-rounded perspective to her practice.

Elise has significant experience guiding clients through litigation involving allegations of insurance bad faith and on insurance coverage disputes in various jurisdictions. She also has experience representing clients against allegations related to product defects personal injuries, including but not limited to cases involving trucking and transportation accidents, and Freedom of Information Act litigation. She represents clients in all phases of litigation and seeks to obtain effective and efficient resolutions while understanding the concerns and values of her clients. Her unique perspective brings together creative problem solving and hard work to provide her clients with solutions specifically tailored to their needs.

Elise takes her individual responsibility to improve the communities within her sphere of influence very seriously. Whether it is improving the diversity and inclusion of the legal profession through her work in the firm’s Women’s Initiative, her role in the West Virginia Women Attorneys or by aiding those in need through community and individual outreach, Elise gives of her time and resources in her journey to positively impact the world around her.

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Legal Work Highlights

Successful resolution of eight-figure West Virginia insurance bad faith claim arising out of a residential fire.

Successful resolution of West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania coverage and bad faith claims in advance of litigation and/or before significant resources are expended on resolution and to minimize risks to client.

Successful dismissal of claims against City in Pennsylvania for allegations of negligence related to demolition of residential building.

Represented clients in litigation involving allegations of personal injuries, including claims related to product defect allegations and trucking and transportation accidents.

Successfully secured new law in West Virginia that protects peer review comments and drafts of academic papers from disclosure under the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act.


Law School

Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, J.D., 2013, Recognition Medal; with high distinction

Undergraduate School

George Mason University, B.A., Philosophy, B.A., Dance, 2010, magna cum laude

Bar Memberships

Elise is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

West Virginia, 2013

Kentucky, 2020

Ohio, 2021


Elise is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and all lower state courts

United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District

Ohio Supreme Court and all lower state courts

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Kentucky Supreme Court and all lower state courts

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

West Virginia Women Attorneys

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Member of Community Advisory Board with Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie #519

Firm Committees

Elise serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Women’s Initiative Committee, Member

Major Publications

Elise is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Comment, Inheritance of Frozen Reproductive Material, 40 Ohio N.U.L. Rev. 301, 2013

Case note, Rhodes v. City of New Philadelphia, 38 Ohio N.U.L. Rev. 1311, 2012

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