Ellen Presby

Trial Counsel with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough

Ellen Presby has close to four decades of litigation experience as a lead attorney for personal injury, products liability, and pharmaceutical cases. She earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of California Davis and her Juris Doctorate at the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Ellen is licensed in Texas, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, but represents clients throughout the country in both state and federal courts.
Specializing in pharmaceutical injury and medical device cases, Ellen has diligently litigated against large drug companies who profited off the sales of drugs and other products that injured countless, innocent individuals. 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 in Massachusetts, and the federal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) litigation in Arkansas. Additionally, she was co-lead negotiator in FenPhen, securing an additional $1.25 billion for a settlement fund for victims. Currently she serves on the Plaintiff Steering Committee in the NEC Infant Formula MDL.
Outside the courtroom, Ellen serves as Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law where she has taught product liability law for nearly ten years. She is Secretary of the Public Justice Foundation, a board member of the National American Board of Trial Advocates (including Dallas Chapter Executive Committee), and a board member of the National Civil Justice Institute. She has received the following honors:

• Texas Super Lawyer every year since the designation began
• D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas
• D Magazine’s Best Women Lawyers
• AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell Judicial Edition
• National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
• Top 100 Lawyers in Texas
• AVVO 10 Rating
• Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum
• Co-Author, Texas Pretrial Practice (James Publishing 2000)

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If I’m registered for the conference will I automatically get my CLE Credits?

No. You must sign out at the Registration/CLE desk before departing the conference.

What do I need in order to sign up for CLE?

You need to have your Bar number for all states in which you would receive credit.

What if I cannot attend the whole conference? Can I receive partial credit?

Yes. When you sign out at the end of your last day, you will indicate the number of hours/days that you actually attended.

Do I need to send my Certificate of Attendance to the state bar(s) or will Trial Lawyers of Mass Torts report my attendance to them?

Each individual attorney will need to file their own CLE credits.