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Biography

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 experience guiding clients through litigation involving allegations of insurance bad faith, product defects, personal injuries, and alleged violations of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.  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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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Represented clients in litigation involving alleged violations of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

Represented clients in litigation involving alleged violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act.

Part of a team that obtained a defense verdict at trial for an employer accused of disability discrimination under the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

Represented clients in litigation involving allegations of personal injuries.

Obtained a favorable settlement for a client alleging pregnancy discrimination against her former employer.

Education

Law School

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

Undergrad

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

Bar Membership

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

West Virginia, 2013

Courts

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

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

West Virginia Women Attorneys

The West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer’s Section

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Executive Committee of West Virginia Symphony League

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

Firm Committees

Elise serves on the following committee(s) at Frost Brown Todd.

Women’s Initiative

Major Publications

Elise is an author of 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