Ellen Brotman

Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BrotmanLaw
Ellen Brotman
BrotmanLaw

Practice Areas: White Collar Crimes, Professional Liability, Appellate

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1994

Education: Albany Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024
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One South Broad Street
Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: 484-614-8522 Email: Ellen Brotman Visit website

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Attorney Ellen Brotman is the founder of BrotmanLaw with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.  Her practice includes attorney and law firm representation, attorney discipline defense, reinstatement, professional responsibility and ethics counseling.  Ellen has represented lawyers before the Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania for over 20 years.

Prior to starting BrotmanLaw, Ellen Brotman was a partner at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP where she defended criminal cases in federal courts, oversaw investigations, and represented professionals in state disciplinary proceedings. From 1995 to 1998, as an assistant federal defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, Ellen provided criminal defense for indigent clients in federal court at trial and appellate levels. Before coming to Philadelphia, she served as a law clerk to The Honorable Lee P. Gagliardi, United States District Court Judge, Southern District of New York.

Ellen is a frequent writer and speaker about attorney discipline, ethics and professional responsibility related matters. She has a quarterly “Professional Conduct” Column in the Legal Intelligencer and authors an “Ethics Corner” for the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ online Journal “For the Defense.” Ellen is a past board member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and currently sits on the board of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where she serves on the Publications Committee and the Lawyers’ Assistance Task Force. Ellen also serves on the Professional Guidance Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Ellen Brotman has been recognized by Best Lawyers® / The Best Lawyers in America© and SuperLawyers® since 2007 in the area of criminal defense and in 2014, she was one of the Legal Intelligencer’s Women of the Year. Ellen Brotman is Chair of the Board of the People’s Emergency Center Foundation in Philadelphia, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless families.

Read Ellen Brotman’s blog here: PA Legal Ethics.

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Attorney Ellen Brotman is admitted in Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and New York State.

Based in Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia and Washington, DC, BrotmanLaw was founded by owner, attorney Ellen Brotman in March 2017. Our firm practices include Professional Responsibility & Ethics, Criminal Defense and Appellate Advocacy. We are licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and New York and have over thirty years of experience, including handling representations before the Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania, providing ethics advice and representing individuals in a wide-variety of high-profile white-collar cases.

BrotmanLaw is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and we can add diversity to your supply chain.

In 2017, Ellen launched her first blog: PA Legal Ethics  

First Admitted: 1988, New York

Professional Webpage: https://ellenbrotmanlaw.com/about-me/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, 2017-Current Federal Criminal Law Committee for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Executive Committee  Secretary, 2017-2018 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member, Advisory Board, The ChampionBoard of Directors, 2012-2015 Member, White Collar Crime Committee, 2012-2016 Member, Social Media Committee, 2012-2016 Editorial Advisory Board, The Champion, 2012-2016 Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors, 2017-Current Publications Committee, 2016-Current Lawyers Assistance Committee, 2014-Current Amicus Committee, 2014-Current Federal Bar Association Executive Committee, Criminal Law Committee, 2010-2016 American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Defense Function Subcommittee Co-Chair, 2014-2016 Criminal Justice Section, Long Range Planning Committee, 2015-2016
  • Admitted in New York State
  • Admitted in Pennsylvania
  • Admitted in District of Columbia
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Named a “Best Law Firm” for four consecutive years (2019-2023) by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm was recognized in the Regional Rankings for Metro Philadelphia, Tier 2 in Criminal Defense: General Practice and Tier 3 in Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2007-2024 (Criminal Defense: General Practice) Super Lawyers®, 2008-2023 (Selected by survey of Pennsylvania lawyers as a “Top Rated” lawyer); A “Top 50 Women Lawyers” in Pennsylvania Certified by Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and we can add diversity to your supply chain) Women Owned Small Business Certified (WOSB) The Legal Intelligencer’s Women of the Year, 2014 (Included in the annual listing honor Pennsylvania’s top women lawyers)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • People’s Emergency Center Board of Directors, 2005-Current Vice Chair, 2014-2017 People’s Emergency Center Foundation Chair, 2017-Current
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Honors/Awards:
  • The President’s Award is presented to a PACDL member in appreciation of contributions to the association. Brotman is a board member of PACDL and serves on the publications, amicus and lawyers’ assistance committee. She is also co-chair of PACDL’s CLE Committee., Charles P. Gelso President’s Award, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified by Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and we can add diversity to your supply chain. Women Owned Small Business Certified (WOSB). Continuing certification (2021 - Current), 2021
  • Small Business, Small Diverse Business Certification PA, PRISM, PA BDISBO, 2018

Office location for Ellen Brotman

One South Broad Street
Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

Top Lists

Top 50: Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: 2023

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