Thompson joins Plunkett Cooney's Litigation, Transportation practice groups


 Attorney Ellisse S. Thompson recently joined the Tort & Litigation and Transportation Law practice groups of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms. 

A member of the firm’s Detroit office, Thompson focuses her litigation practice primarily in the areas of motor vehicle negligence and no-fault law. Additionally, Thompson’s practice includes trucking liability, ski area liability, governmental law, environmental law, construction law and workers’ compensation matters.

Thompson is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Michigan. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and the American Inn of Court.

Prior to graduation from law school, Thompson worked for the firm as a research clerk. She also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Thompson received her law degree from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2013. While attending law school, she was a member of the university’s national moot court team. She also received numerous academic awards, including CALI Excellence for the Future and book awards for environmental law and mortgage foreclosure defense and inclusion on the Dean’s List. Thompson received her undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in 2007.

The members of Plunkett Cooney’s Tort & Litigation Practice Group focus on the defense of civil litigation, including motor vehicle negligence, liquor liability, product liability, toxic torts and premises liability, including slip and falls, trip and falls and open and obvious dangers. Members of the practice group have handled literally thousands of cases to successful conclusion, and they have significant trial experience at all levels of the state and federal court systems. 

Plunkett Cooney’s Transportation Practice Group includes a team of highly skilled attorneys, each providing specific expertise in this multi-faceted area of practice. Our attorneys have successfully handled matters involving catastrophic personal injury accidents, property damage litigation, cargo claims, Michigan No Fault Act claims, contractual dispute resolution, insurance coverage disputes, regulatory compliance and transactional work.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs approximately 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. Fortune magazine also recently named Plunkett Cooney among the top commercial firms in the United States.

For more information about Ellisse S. Thompson joining Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or


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