Mindy Elk is a personal injury attorney focusing on automobile accidents, dog attacks, and premises liability. She graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1998 and worked at Ernst & Young as a senior tax consultant for several years before joining Elk & Elk in 2002. As a result of the experience she gained there, she is able to help her personal injury clients understand some of the financial and tax issues involved in litigation.

Mindy takes great pride in seeking fair compensation for her clients who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.

She finds great satisfaction in making a difference for people who are going through difficult times. Mindy develops strong client-lawyer relationships with each client to help build a level of familiarity and trust, which is why many of her former clients keep coming back and refer her to their family and friends.

In her spare time, Mindy enjoys traveling, attending sporting events and spending time with her two college-aged daughters.

Settlements and Verdicts

$145,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – May 2016

The Defendant rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle, resulting in surgery to repair a broken screw and a loose screw from his prior neck surgery.

$135,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident (Cuyahoga County, 2023)

Recovery for a client who was standing on the side of the highway fixing his truck when he was hit by another truck.  He suffered a head injury, lumbar disc herniations, and a lateral meniscus tear in his knee requiring corticosteroid injections.

$130,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – July 2017

The Defendant rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff sustained damage to his neck, lumbar spine, and right shoulder.

$105,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident (Lorain County, 2023)

Recovery for a client who was hit by a vehicle that crossed the exit ramp and hit a lamp post which fell across the road, causing the client to hit the lamp post, lose control, and drive off the road into the median. He suffered a compound fracture in his leg requiring surgery, a partial lung collapse, and multiple abrasions and bruises.

$105,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – Cuyahoga County, 2021

Recovery for a client who was hit by a vehicle that failed to yield a left turn. He suffered injuries to his head, neck, back, and shoulder, requiring epidural steroid injections and corticosteroid injections.

$105,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – April 2019

The Defendant rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle, resulting in injuries to Plaintiff’s head, neck, and back, including cervical and lumbar disc bulges.

$100,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident- Portage County, 2022

Recovery for a client who was hit by a vehicle that failed to yield at an intersection. He suffered injuries to his neck, back, chest, hip, leg, and ankle, and the accident caused a closed wound on his abdomen to re-open.

$100,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – Hancock County, 2022

Recovery for a client who was hit by a vehicle that failed to yield a left turn. He suffered injuries to his chest and knee as well as an ankle fracture which required surgery.

$100,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – Ashtabula County, 2021

Recovery for our client who was hit by a vehicle that failed to yield at an intersection. He suffered a concussion resulting in headaches, as well as balance, memory and speech issues.

$100,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – December 2018

The Defendant failed to yield a left turn, striking another vehicle and causing it to hit Plaintiff, who was a pedestrian waiting for a bus. Plaintiff sustained multiple compound leg fractures requiring surgery.

$90,000 – Dog Bite Accident (Summit County, 2023)

Recovery for a client who was attacked by her neighbor’s pit bull while walking her dog. She suffered a fracture in her right hand, wrist pain, knee abrasions, and injuries to both thumbs.

$85,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – January 2019

The Defendant rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle, resulting in injuries to Plaintiff’s neck and back, including cervical disc bulges.

$85,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – December 2016

The Defendant went left of center and hit the Plaintiff, who was a passenger in a vehicle. Plaintiff suffered a concussion, neck and shoulder pain as well as permanent loss of taste and smell.

$82,500 – Motor Vehicle Accident (Cuyahoga County, 2023)

Recovery for a client who was involved in an accident where another vehicle hydroplaned, struck another vehicle, and then spun into client’s vehicle. He suffered a severe back injury including a lumbar disc protrusion requiring epidural steroid injections.

$81,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – Cuyahoga County, 2022

Recovery for a client who was involved in a heavy-impact rear-end collision. She suffered injuries to her neck, wrist, leg, and back, including a vertebrae fracture in her back.

$80,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – September 2018

The Defendant ran a stop sign striking Plaintiff’s vehicle, pushing it off the side of the road and into a tree. Plaintiff sustained injuries to his head, neck, and shoulder, and required surgery to repair a torn tendon in his shoulder.

$80,000 – Slip/Fall Accident (Stark County, 2023)

Recovery for a client who slipped and fell on an unsalted large patch of ice in front of a restaurant door. She suffered a fractured ankle requiring surgery.

$80,000 – Dog Bite – September 2016

The Defendant’s dog chased the Plaintiff into her garage and attacked her, causing multiple wounds to her knee, thigh, calf, and arm.

$71,555 – Motor Vehicle Accident – Hamilton County, 2022

Recovery for a client who was involved in a multiple-vehicle rear-end collision. He suffered injuries to his head, neck, and back, requiring nerve blocks, joint injections, and epidural steroid injections.

$71,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – July 2017

The Defendant ran a red light and hit the Plaintiff, who was a passenger in a vehicle. Plaintiff sustained injuries to her neck, back, and right elbow.

$70,000 – Slip/Fall Accident (Cuyahoga County, 2023)

Recovery for a client who slipped and fell on outdoor metal steps outside of a medical building. She suffered a fractured ankle, neck and back pain.

$65,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident – September 2016

The Defendant ran a red light and hit Plaintiff resulting in injuries to her knee, ankle, head, neck, and shoulder, and required surgery to repair a drooping eyelid.

$60,000 – Dog Attack – January 2018

The Defendant’s dog jumped on the Plaintiff causing injuries to her knee, requiring her to have knee revision surgery to repair her prior knee replacement.

$55,000 – Dog Bite – Cuyahoga County, 2022

Recovery for a client who was bitten and attacked by her neighbor’s dog. She suffered multiple abrasions and puncture wounds to her left arm.

$44,000 – School Bus Accident – August 2019

The Defendant school bus driver failed to yield at a stop sign, striking the Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff sustained injuries to his head, chest, neck, and back.

$43,800 – Motorcycle Accident – September 2019

The Defendant failed to yield a left turn, striking the Plaintiff on his motorcycle, and causing him to fly off the motorcycle and land on the sidewalk. Plaintiff suffered multiple abrasions, injuries to both knees, right elbow, left foot and a fractured toe.

**All lawsuits are different and Elk + Elk makes no representation or promises that it can obtain the same results in other cases. These results do not guarantee, warrant, or predict the outcome of any future legal matter. You should consult a personal injury attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.

Client Reviews

Kaia W. – July 2021

Attorneys and paralegals were always available for any questions I had. Response to emails were quick. Mindy Elk was fabulous. Recommend her highly. Extremely satisfied with the firm.


Jason W. – October 2020

They handled my accident settlement in a timely and efficient manner and were very responsive to my inquiries. I would recommend them to anyone in need of their services.


Dawn S. – September 2020

They really kept things moving forward. Even with the Coronavirus, they were working from home to make sure everything was ready to go.


Nery R. – July 2020

I had Mindy Elk help me with my case. She was very professional and informative. She always kept me informed of what was happening with the case. She made sure that I was comfortable with the decisions I made. She always made sure that I understood what was happening. Thank you all for everything.


Justin T. – July 2019

I was injured in an accident, that was almost a head-on collision. A family member said I should call Elk and Elk, and I’m glad I did! I’ve never been involved in an accident of that severity before, and I didn’t even know I needed legal representation. I thought when I called A big name company like this, that I’d probably have to just speak to a representative of my attorney. Not only did Mindy call me directly to speak with me initially, but she kept in touch through e-mail to keep me up to date on my case! She was patient with me, because I don’t know a lot about the legal process, and answered every question I had. She fought hard for me to get the derailed part of my life back on track. All I had to do was focus on recovery, and getting back to work.