Ms. Ellyn Hurd is a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy in the Complex Litigation Department. She focuses her practice on litigating the firm’s child sex abuse cases, multidistrict pharmaceutical cases and a variety of financial loss class actions.

Ms. Hurd joined the firm in January 2012 when it was known as Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher Hayes. Before that, she worked as an associate at a law firm in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where she focused her practice on real property litigation and municipal matters.

Ms. Hurd graduated from Wellesley College in 1997 with her A.B. degree. She earned her law degree from Boston College Law School in 2001.

Currently, she resides in Marion, Massachusetts and on Cape Cod.

Representative Cases

  • Jean-Charles v. Perlitz, 3:11-CV-00614-RNC (D. Conn. 2013) (consolidated actions on behalf of 24 Haitian nationals alleging negligent supervision on part of Connecticut-based defendants of convicted pedophile, resulting in sexual abuse; settlement of $12 million)
  • In re Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2325, 2326 & 2327 (S.D. W. Va.)
  • In re Actos Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2299 (W.D. La.)

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2003


  • Wellesley College, A.B. 1997
  • Boston College Law School, J.D. 2001