Elise Yarnell
Elisé K. Yarnell

65 East State Street
Suite 2500
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Primary Practices

Elisé Yarnell is a partner in Hahn Loeser’s Litigation Group, with an emphasis on appellate advocacy. Her expertise includes complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Elisé regularly appears in both state and federal courts in Ohio and Indiana. A skilled writer and strategic thinker, she crafts persuasive and effective dispositive motions, appellate briefing, and oral arguments.

Elisé also helps to spearhead insurance recoveries through early claim negotiation discussions and, where necessary, litigation against the insurance company. She advises insureds on insurance coverage issues for the construction and finance industries, such as comprehensive general liability policies, errors and omissions policies, architect or engineers professional liability policies, and all-risk policies.

Recent successes include

  • Briefing and arguing an appeal before the Ohio Supreme Court and securing a unanimous decision in the client’s favor.
  • Litigating an election-law original action in the Ohio Supreme Court.
  • Second-chairing a bench trial and winning a judgment of over $400,000, including attorneys’ fees.
  • Assisting the Hahn Loeser team that argued an appeal that upheld a judgment for more than one million dollars in compensatory damages in favor of Hahn Loeser’s client in the Eleventh District Court of Appeals for the State of Ohio. The appellate court also affirmed awards of punitive damages and attorney fees.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2023-present
  • Associate, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2016-2022
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, The Honorable Alice M. Batchelder, Medina, Ohio, 2015-16



Yale Law School, J.D., 2014


Patrick Henry College, B.A., Government: American Politics & Policy, summa cum laude, 2011

Honors & Activities: Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 2010; Moot Court, 2nd best brief at ACMA national tournament.

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2022-23

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2015


State of Indiana, 2014