Jeffrey R. Elliott
Jeff concentrates his practice in Employment and Workplace Litigation in State and Federal Courts with particular emphasis on discrimination, sexual harassment, and protected status litigation, discrimination claims before federal and state administrative agencies, as well as breach of contract, severance, wrongful discharge and other workplace issues and disputes.
Jeff is admitted to practice law before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and practices widely across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is also admitted before the United States Supreme Court, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US District Courts of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Berks County, Philadelphia and Federal Bar Associations; and enjoys membership on enumerable Labor and Employment Law committees and sections of those associations. He has been nominated selected by the Chief Judge and certified as a US District Court Mediator for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and is regularly assigned to mediate federal employment litigation matters by the federal judges of the Middle US District. Additionally, Jeff works with Human Resources departments for mid-sized businesses, school districts, and municipalities auditing their employment policies and practices, educating them on preventative legal practices such as required workplace training, providing legal advice, and writing and editing employee handbooks and policies. He has been honored as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine in the field of Employment Litigation; and is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national organization, which recognizes trial lawyers throughout the United States who have achieved a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of a million dollars or more; which recognition reflects "exceptional experience and skill" on the part of a trial attorney.
After over thirty years of legal practice, Jeff also has an active business and commercial litigation practice, and selectively handles wrongful death claims, and personal injury matters involving serious or permanent injuries.
Bar Association and Community Involvement:
Jeff serves on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section and is a member of the PBA Judicial Evaluation Committee; Berks County Bar Association Employment Law Committee; Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce Employment and Human Resources Committee; the Executive Board of the Hawk Mountain Boy Scout of America Council; Adjunct member Berks County Women's Veterans Association; Corporate member of the Association of US Army; Chairman of the Kozloff Stoudt United Way Committee; Life member of the US Army War College Alumni Association and Foundation; Co-Chairman and co-founder of the Berks County Veterans Appreciation Committee; has a long history of acting as mentor for area colleges and law schools; and is a Youth Mentor to the Junior Achievement's Young Men's Symposium. Junior Achievement's Young Men's Symposium. Jeff is also an Adjunct Professor at Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA where he teaches Legal Aspects of Emergency Management and related curricula.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Jeff is a decorated US Army Colonel (Retired), and a Brigadier General on the Pennsylvania National Guard "Retired List," with over 30 years of active duty and reserve service in the US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC); he last served 2006 through 2013 as the State Judge Advocate to the Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania National Guard, the senior military lawyer in the state.
Education: Ohio University (B.A.), Dickinson School of Law (J.D.)
Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania, U.S. Supreme Court; 3d U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court Eastern and Middle Districts of PA
Practice Areas: Employment and Workplace Litigation, as well as many other Civil Litigation Matters, including Personal Injury and Business Litigation
Second Language: French