Ellen C. Bognar


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Tiffany Johnston: (434) 951-6457

Dan Lee: (434) 951-7338

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Ellen practices in the personal injury group and focuses on medical malpractice. She has represented plaintiffs through all stages of litigation in matters involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall, and nursing home neglect.

Ellen received a B.A. in Art History and Theatre from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, and Senior Editor of the Virginia Tax Review. During law school, Ellen spent one summer interning for the Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Oakland and another at an international employment law firm in San Francisco. She also successfully argued unemployment appeals to the Virginia Employment Commission on behalf of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville. Following graduation, Ellen clerked for the Hon. Angel A. Cortiñas of the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Florida. Before joining MichieHamlett, she worked at the Law Offices of Robert W. Carter, Jr. in Lynchburg, Virginia litigating personal injury and nursing home negligence cases. Ellen is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Florida Bar, and she is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. 

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association

University of Virginia Women’s Center Legal Clinic

Super Lawyers Rising Star: Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice 2019

University of Virginia School of Law Adjunct Faculty, “Trial Advocacy” & “Professional Liability”

Bar Admissions

Virginia State Bar

Florida State Bar


Williams College, B.A. 2001

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 2009

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