Ellen Stewart concentrates her litigation practice primarily in liability and insurance defense throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. She handles a variety of cases, including representing national and regional stores and restaurants in cases involving slip and falls and general premises liability; representing taxicabs, paratransit vehicles, and motor carriers in liability claims; and representing builders and contractors in construction defects and worksite incidents and injuries.

Before joining Franklin & Prokopik, Ellen worked as an associate at a general practice firm in Columbia, Maryland. While there, she handled family law, real estate matters, estate planning, and administration.

While in law school, Ellen served as the Production Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Journal and gained experience as a Rule 16 Student Attorney for the Innocence Project Clinic. Also during law school, Ellen interned at the United States Sentencing Commission.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2014 – 2024
  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch 2024


In her free time, Ellen enjoys running marathons and half marathons.