Elaine M. Ross is a Partner in the Firm. She has more than 30 years of experience defending hospitals, nurses, physicians and other acute care medical providers in high-exposure medical malpractice cases in Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery, Lancaster, Berks, Cumberland and Montour Counties in Pennsylvania. Elaine has represented all of the tertiary care hospitals in Philadelphia as well as Community Hospitals in Philadelphia, Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Elaine also has experience in products liability, insurance coverage, long term care defense, catastrophic loss and general liability defense cases as well as more than 15 years of criminal defense experience as Court Appointed Counsel by the City of Philadelphia in major felony cases.
Elaine has been involved in numerous high-exposure cases ($1 million or higher) where the defense has involved identification, retention and coordination of numerous sophisticated expert witnesses. She is most often involved in cases where multiple experts are retained on behalf of her client, who evaluate cases regarding standard of care, causation, corporate liability, varied and complex medical issues, life expectancy, life care planning and economic damage claims. A number of those cases have proceeded to jury verdict, with defense verdicts being the result in the great majority of cases.
Elaine has started approximately 100 jury trials in her career, and she has tried approximately 50 cases to verdict, including approximately 45 jury verdicts in the field of medical professional liability defense. She has secured defense verdicts in approximately 95 percent of the cases she has tried to verdict. Elaine has argued cases before the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth Courts. She has been a certified member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2005.
As an active member of her community, Elaine has served on the Executive Board of Wyngate Community HOA in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and participates in canine rescue operations for various animal rescue groups.
Delaware Law School, J.D., 1986
Temple University B.B.A. in Economics & Insurance & Risk, 1981