Ellen Phillips focuses her practice on appellate litigation and motion practice in complex commercial trials. She has drafted appellate briefs at federal and state courts of appeals across the country, including at the US Supreme Court. She has a keen eye for spotting important appellate issues and an expertise in presenting arguments in a concise, effective manner.
Prior to joining the firm, Ellen served as a law clerk to Judge Deborah L. Cook of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, an associate at a litigation-focused boutique law firm in Columbus, Ohio, and a law clerk to Judge John T. Copenhaver of the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Ellen obtained significant appellate experience early in her career, interning during law school at the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Ohio Supreme Court.