State Bar of Texas, 1984
State Bar of Arizona, 2011
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2014
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1984
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1993
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois – General Bar, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
When Ellen A. Presby is faced with the life-altering ramifications of personal injury, it is vital to have knowledgeable and dedicated legal representation such as that provided by Ellen.
With more than three decades of litigation experience, Presby serves as a lead attorney for personal injury, products liability and pharmaceutical cases. Attuned to her client’s needs and mindful of the impact personal injury has on her clients, Presby offers legal counsel that is specifically tailored to suit the individual needs of each client. A formidable trial lawyer, Presby has successfully pursued justice on behalf of the numerous individuals she has represented.
Specializing in pharmaceutical injury cases, Presby has diligently litigated large drug companies who had profited off the sales of drugs that injured countless, innocent individuals. In particular, Presby has played a critical role in litigation related to injury from Pradaxa, Risperdal, Granuflo, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and FenPhen, to name a few. Presby earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of California Davis and her Juris Doctorate at the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Presby is licensed in Texas, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, but represents clients throughout the country in both state and federal courts.
Recognized for her professional acumen by colleagues in the legal field, Presby has held critical leadership positions in litigation throughout the United States. She was co-lead counsel in the consolidated Pradaxa litigation in Connecticut. She was appointed to the Plaintiff Steering Committees for the Risperdal Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (JCCP) in California, the Granuflo multi-district litigation, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) litigation. Additionally, she was co-lead negotiator of the amendment to the FenPhen settlement which lead to $1.25 billion additional contribution to the national settlement trust. Outside the courtroom, Presby serves as Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Law and teaches Product Liability Law. She is frequently asked to speak on a variety of legal topics, including mass tort litigation.
Committed to her profession and to the pursuit of justice, Presby is a board member of both the Public Justice Foundation and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). She is a State Delegate for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and is Co-chair of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice (TIPS) section of the American Bar Association (ABA).
Not only does Presby serve her clients well by utilizing her extensive litigation experience, she is committed to providing compassionate and individualized legal counsel to each of her clients. With a long history of successfully squaring off against armies of well-funded, corporate attorneys, Presby levels the playing field for her clients with her considerable experience and her unflinching resolve to seek compensation for those innocently injured by negligent corporations.