Ellen J. Brooke

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Iowa
Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Southern District of Nebraska
US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States

American Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri Bar Association

University of Missouri, J.D., 2006
Columbia, MO

University of Missouri, B.A., 2003
Columbia, MO

Arson and Fraud
Bad Faith
First Party Property
Third-Party Liability
Vexatious Refusal

Renowned for her expertise in Arson and Fraud detection and prevention, and matters involving Coverage and First and Third Party Bad Faith, Ms. Brooke has become a trusted advisor to insurers nationwide. With an impressive track record of over 800 cases for both small and large insurance companies, she has solidified her reputation as a go-to resource in the industry. Esteemed fraud-fighting organizations, including the IAAI, NSPII, and NICB have sought her knowledge and expertise to deliver captivating lectures on relevant law and policy considerations to adjusters, claim managers, and law enforcement officials.

Missouri born, Ms. Brooke was raised in a family rich with military and law enforcement history. In 2000, after having spent a decade traveling the world as a military spouse, Ms. Brooke returned to Missouri, where she pursued her passion for law and order, graduating from the University of Missouri in 2006 with awards for her trial and mediation skills. Inspired by her work with the school’s Family Violence Clinic, Ms. Brooke continues to champion the rights of domestic violence victims by providing pro bono legal representation.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Ms. Brooke finds joy in her role as a devoted mother to three accomplished adult sons: Tanner, Brendan, and Jace. Together with her life partner Tom, a seasoned engineer with over 35 years of experience at AT&T and a proud native of St. Louis, they form a close-knit and supportive family unit.