Elana focuses her practice on the defense of medical professional liability, product liability, and general litigation matters.

Elana joined GGM as an associate in 2022. She focuses her practice on the defense of medical professional liability, product liability, and general litigation matters.  Before joining GGM, Elana practiced in Central Pennsylvania concentrating on municipal law and general litigation, including representing municipal entities in a broad range of civil, appellate, and administrative matters in both state and federal court.  There, she was an integral part of the legal team that successfully obtained a preliminary injunction to stop tolling on bridges throughout Pennsylvania.  She previously defended healthcare and long-term care providers in medical malpractice actions throughout Pennsylvania.

Elana graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  While in law school she served as Senior Management Editor of the Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jill Rangos in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., cum laude, May 2016
Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law, Senior Management Editor
Honors:  CALI Award for Intellectual Property

Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Crime, Law, and Justice, May 2012
Minors in Sociology, Spanish
Honors:  Dean’s List
Activities:  Phi Mu Fraternity, Treasurer
Criminal Justice Honors Society, Vice President
The Women’s Center of Montgomery County, Hotline Volunteer

 

Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

June 22, 2022

GGM is pleased to announce its newest Litigation Associate Elana D. Schnall

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