Elena Zoniadis Associate

     

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Elena Zoniadis focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense and litigation. She has a demonstrated commitment to client-centered and results-oriented legal representation and is experienced in resolving legal matters from a nationwide policy level, as well through litigation and direct client representation. 

Elena has spent her entire legal career working in various areas of health law. In addition to defending the rights of medical providers, her experience includes representing individuals with disability matters and advocating for mental health rights. Having worked in the private and public sectors, Elena has engaged in direct representation and matters concerning national public policy. With a “no stone left unturned” approach to litigation, she is committed to offering thorough and tireless representation to clients. An adept trial advocate and skillful litigator, Elena provides careful attention and responsive counsel in every case she handles. 

Before joining her previous firm, Elena was the managing attorney for Disability Rights New Jersey where she oversaw the Institutional Rights Team and the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals for Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Counsel. During her time with the agency, she frequently provided testimony regarding bills pending before the New Jersey State Legislature, lectured on disability matters and advocated for individuals in connection with their individual rights. Elena’s vast experience in health law also includes her previous employment with a Social Security Disability law firm in Portland, Oregon. 

Following law school, Elena was actively involved with the Mental Health Law Committee for the New York Bar Association. She also served as an Assistant Deputy Public Advocate in the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Division of Mental Health Advocacy. Additionally, Elena performed pro bono work on behalf of the National Crime Victims Law Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School in Oregon.

 

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