Ellen Bognar Searcy

  • Lecturer

Ellen Bognar Searcy co-teaches Trial Advocacy at the Law School.

She practices in the personal injury group at MichieHamlett, where she focuses on medical malpractice. Searcy has represented plaintiffs through all stages of litigation in matters involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall, and nursing home neglect.

Searcy is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. During her time at UVA Law she interned for Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Oakland, and at an international employment law firm in San Francisco.

Following graduation, she clerked for Judge Angel A. Cortiñas of the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami. Searcy then worked at the Law Offices of Robert W. Carter Jr. in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she litigated personal injury and nursing home negligence cases.


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    Williams College