Education
Admitted To Practice
New York, 1994

Ellen Shanahan Becker

- Partner -

Ms. Becker has been practicing Workers’ Compensation Law exclusively since her admission to the New York State Bar in exclusively representing carriers, self-insureds, and employers directly. 

Ms. Becker handles all aspects of litigation, including initial contact with employers during the investigation, necessary filings, witness preparation, court appearances, lay and medical testimony.  Over her career, she has cross-examined hundreds of medical professionals including most of Western New York’s most prominent orthopedic and neurologic specialists, always with the goal of ensuring that claims brought are for legitimate workplace injuries only and truly causally related medical care. Ms. Becker negotiates and drafts final settlement agreements to end liability, both medical and indemnity, frequently encompassing Medicare set aside, annuity and third party settlement issues. 

She is the Past Chair and a current member of the Erie County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee and frequently lectures at CLEs for the Bar Association.

Outside of work, Ms. Becker serves on the Board of Directors for Arc Erie County, a not for profit company, dedicated to creating opportunities for People with intellectual and developmental Disabilities and on the Board of Governors for NYSARC, its statewide affiliate.

A Nardin Academy graduate, Ms. Becker served on both the Nardin Academy Alumnae Association Board and Board of Trustees. In 2009, after serving as President, she was the recipient of the Nardin Academy Distinguished Alumnae Award.

Ms. Becker and her family reside in the city of Buffalo and are fully committed to the sustainability of the Western New York business community.

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