Ellen Houston is a DBL Law partner practicing in the areas of medical negligence defense and healthcare. Ellen’s practice includes defense of hospitals, medical practice groups, and healthcare providers of all specialties. She has tried numerous cases to defense verdict and has achieved favorable results in mediation. Ellen also has extensive experience in litigation of certificate of need and licensure matters. Presently, Ellen is co-chair of DBL’s medical malpractice department and she also sits on the firm’s executive committee.
Ellen received her law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law where she was appointed to the Order of the Curia. While at Chase, Ellen was a member of the Northern Kentucky Law Review, where she served as editor of the Kentucky Survey Edition. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Kentucky in 1998 and participated in an externship with Hospice of the Bluegrass in Lexington, Kentucky. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, State of Ohio, and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. She is a member of the Kentucky and Ohio State Bar Associations, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Hospital Association, DRI and the Kentucky Defense Counsel.
Ellen has served on several boards, including Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky where she served as Chair for the past three years. She is also a member of the Leadership Northern Kentucky (LNK) class of 2009, a past member of the LNK Steering Committee, and current member of the LNK Economic Development Planning Committee. She was recently recognized as a Kentucky Rising Star by Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense.
Ellie resides in Crescent Springs with her husband and two children.