Ellen B. Epstein


Email: eepstein@bbp-chicago.com

Practice Areas

Ms. Epstein's practice focuses on the representation of entities in a variety of construction litigation matters including contract disputes, JOC Contracts, construction defects, mechanic's liens, and labor disputes. Ms. Epstein also has extensive experience in representing individuals and entities in complex contractual business disputes. Ms. Epstein has litigated many and diverse matters in both federal and state trial courts as well as at the state appellate level. Ms. Epstein is committed to providing legal services particularized to a clients needs to ensure both continuity and long-term efficiencies.


IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., with High Honors, 1984), University of Illinois, Urbana (Dean's List, B.A. 1980), Illinois State Scholar, Elected 1980-University 100 Club.

Legal Experience

Ms. Epstein is a Partner in the Firm's litigation practice group. Ms. Epstein serves as an Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, Mechanic's Lien Division and has served as an instructor at Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law, Faculty, Trial Practice I. She was also an Assistant Public Guardian Lead Attorney for the Office of Cook County Public Guardian.


State Bar of Illinois; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar); United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Trial Bar); and the United States Tax Court (Trial Bar).

Professional Memberships

Chicago Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association Real Property Subcommittee on Mechanic's Lien and Construction; and Chicago Bar Association Subcommittee on Proposed Modification to Illinois Public Bond Act.