Ellen A. Presby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Dallas, TX

Van Wey, Presby & Williams, PLLC
 | 12720 Hillcrest Road, Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75230
Phone: 214-329-1350
Fax: 800-582-1042
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Ellen A. Presby is an attorney at Van Wey Law, PLLC, in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Presby devotes her practice to personal injury, serving individuals throughout the Dallas region who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligent corporations.

Ms. Presby has more than 30 years of experience. She handles matters involving defective medical products, harmful prescription drugs, hospital mistakes, medical mistakes, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death and other serious personal injuries.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Presby successfully litigated and settled cases against many large drug and pharmaceutical companies and served as co-lead counsel in national cases. She is dedicated to providing personal and empathetic service to her clients, using her substantial litigation experience to pursue compensation for negligence victims.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Presby enjoys serving her legal community in various ways. She serves as an adjunct professor teaching product liability law at SMU Dedman School of Law.

Ms. Presby’s leadership roles include sitting on the board of the American Board of Trial Advocates and serving on the executive committee of the organization’s Dallas chapter. She is also on the board of the Public Justice Foundation, co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and a state delegate for the American Association for Justice.

Ms. Presby received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis, and earned her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law. She obtained her license to practice law in 1984. She holds an active law license in Texas, Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Class Action/Mass Torts
  • 30%Personal Injury - General
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

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About Ellen Presby

Admitted: 1984, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.vanweylaw.com/meet-the-team/ellen-presby/


  • AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell
  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • AVVO 10 Rating
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Texas
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • D Magazine’s Best Women Lawyers
  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyer, Top 100 National Trial Lawyer
  • D Best Lawyer, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 D Best Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Pennsylvania
  • American Associate of Justice, State Board Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), including Executive Committee and national board member
  • Arizona
  • Member, ABOTA
  • Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Public Justice Foundation Board of Directors, including Executive Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, Texas Pretrial Practice, James Publishing, 2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Product Liability Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
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Office Location for Ellen A. Presby

12720 Hillcrest Road
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75230

Phone: 214-329-1350

Fax: 800-582-1042

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Last Updated: 1/30/2020

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