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One South Broad Street, Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
(215) 609.3247

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Ellen C. Brotman began her career as a law clerk in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.  She has served as an Assistant Federal Defender in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and practiced in small, medium and large firms with a focus on criminal defense, appellate advocacy, professional responsibility and ethics. She has defended a wide variety of high-profile criminal cases, including political and public corruption, securities fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, currency structuring and other white-collar crimes involving complex trial, sentencing and appellate issues. Ellen C. Brotman also has extensive experience representing lawyers before the Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers® / The Best Lawyers in America© and SuperLawyers® since 2007 in the area of criminal defense and has served on the boards of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.Ellen Brotman is a frequent event speaker and has authored more than fifty articles in various legal publications. She is active in the community and has been a recipient of The Legal Intelligencer’s Women of the Year award in 2014. In addition to the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Ms. Brotman is also admitted to the New York State Bar Association. In 2017, Ellen launched her law blog: PA Legal Ethics.

Daniel Austin has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. He retired from General Electric after 25 years in management with roles in Information Technology where he was Chief Information Officer with GE Plastics and GE Capital, Compliance (Audit/Sarbanes-Oxley at GE Corporate), Quality (Certified Quality Leader and Master Blackbelt with GE Corporate), Operations and Sales (Vice President, National Sales and Operations with GE Capital). Mr. Austin now brings his extensive management experience to his role as Chief Operations Officer at Brotman Law.


Ellen C. Brotman
Founder & Owner



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Ellen C Brotman
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Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

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