Michael A. Ellenberg

Of Counsel.
  • Education State University of New York at Albany (B.A.); New York University (J.D.).
  • Bar Admission New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
  • Member Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Practice Areas General Litigation; Insurance Coverage and Defense; Medical and Dental Malpractice; Appeals; Criminal Law; Commercial Litigation, Construction Liability; Premises Liability; Property Damage.

Mr. Ellenberg, formerly a partner at LeBouef, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, has spent most of his career in the defense of insurers and their insureds. During the past 22 years, Mr. Ellenberg has been most actively involved in the defense of physicians in malpractice cases. Since 2020, Mr. Ellenberg has been Of-Counsel to the firm.

In the past he has represented architectural firms, engineers and construction managers, including Gibbs & Hill, Inc. and TAMS, and defended product manufacturers.

He has handled numerous trials and appeals, most significantly McDougald v. Garber and its companion case Nussbaum v. Gibstein, in which the New York State Court of Appeals eliminated "loss of enjoyment of life" as a separate element of damages in personal injury cases. Mr. Ellenberg's practice also includes commercial litigation of all types.