Skip to Main Content

our people

Elisabeth C. Arko

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.3964 | F 216.592.5009

Elisabeth Arko focuses her practice on product liability defense.

She represents mid-size to large companies in complex civil litigation in products liability, toxic tort, and medical malpractice.

Before pursuing a career in law, Elisabeth worked in local politics and as a community and media relations representative for the United States House of Representatives. Through these experiences, Elisabeth learned to effectively communicate difficult topics in a concise and succinct way and to articulate and successfully advocate a position on behalf of clients.

While in undergrad, Elisabeth was a member of the Ashland University Women’s Golf Team. She helped take the team to a 9th place finish nationally and was second-team all-GLIAC her senior year. Elisabeth is still an avid golfer with a 7 handicap and welcomes any opportunity to play the links.

education & admissions


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2016); Cleveland State Law Review, Editor-in-Chief (2015-2016)
  • Ashland University (B.A., 2011); Ashbrook Scholar

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2016

federal admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
publications & events

speaking engagements

  • "How Blockchain Could Transform the Real Estate Industry," BOMA 2019 International Conference & Expo, Salt Lake City, Utah (June 2019)
  • "Blockchain: Changing the Game and Going Beyond Cryptocurrency," 2018 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2018)



in the community
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • 3Rs Program
  • Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, Run/Walk for Hunger Committee
Perspectives on employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA litigation to help you attract and retain talent.
lingua negoti
The language of business.
Ohio Environmental
Insights and commentary for the business and legal community.