Ellen H.  Greiper

Ellen H. Greiper


Practice Groups

Ellen Greiper has more than two decades of experience defending multi-party construction defect cases in the federal and state courts of New York. She has litigated, through trial, high-exposure premises liability and labor law cases as well as large personal injury matters. Ellen brings a unique perspective to the handling of complex litigation by proactively taking the lead and moving litigants through a streamlined discovery process toward effective and expedited resolutions.

Ellen has been appointed arbitrator for the district courts in Nassau County hearing no-fault and contract claims, as well as arbitrating attorney fee disputes brought in the Supreme Court. She is also a mediator for trial-ready cases in the Supreme Court, Nassau County. Ellen is a member of a number of professional organizations in the construction industry, including Professional Women in Construction, the Construction Specifications Institute, and the Defense Research Institute’s Construction Defect Committee.

A frequent speaker at legal organizations on emerging topics in the general liability and construction arenas, Ellen also contributes articles to a variety of industry publications. She co-authored a comprehensive survey examining 2013 construction industry cases from across the country for Mealey’s Litigation Reports: Construction Defects. In addition, Ellen is the assistant editor of Goldberg Segalla’s Labor Law Update, which examines the latest developments regarding New York’s Labor Law and construction site accidents.

Professional Affiliations and Training
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Construction Defect Committee
    • Construction Law Steering Committee 
  • Board of Directors, Professional Women in Construction
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court
  • Judges-Lawyers Chapter of Hadassah
  • New York City Association of Insurance Women
  • Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors, Community Mainstreaming Associates, a nonprofit agency dedicated to housing and vocational training for the developmentally disabled
  • Committeeperson for the local election district
  • Member, Port Washington Police Department Ethics Committee
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1985 (Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1981