David D. White Award Recipient - Capital University Law School

David D. White Award Recipient


     Lindsay Ford Ellis   

    Lindsay Ford Ellis is Assistant General Counsel for OhioHealth Corporation which she joined in October 2018. In this role, Lindsay provides comprehensive legal services to OhioHealth and its 30,000 associates, 12 hospitals, 700+ multi-specialty physician groups, and facilities and functions.

    Prior to joining OhioHealth, Lindsay served as Claims Counsel and Senior Associate Counsel for the Central Ohio Transit Authority, representing COTA on a variety of litigation and business matters. Prior to COTA, she was a Judicial Attorney for Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and began her legal career at Crabbe Brown & James LLP.

    Lindsay is an active member of the Bar. She serves on the Board of Governors for the Columbus Bar Association and completed a three-year term as a Commissioner for the Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Professional Conduct. She recently served on the Ohio State Bar Association’s Committee & Section Task Force.

    Lindsay is a champion for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and is often asked to speak on the topic. She is a 2020 fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She is a member of the Managing Partners Diversity Initiative Committee for the Columbus Bar Association, serves on the Women in Profession Section Council and the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Public Policy Coalition for the Ohio State Bar Association, and is a member of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association. She is an active member of the John Mercer Langston Bar Association and served as its president. She also served as co-chair of the Minorities in the Law Committee of the Columbus Bar Association, and former president of the Capital University Law School African American Law Alumni Association.

    Lindsay believes in developing a strong pipeline of candidates for the legal profession. She is secretary of the Law and Leadership Institute and served as a member of the Capital University Law School Alumni Board. She also served as a mentor to a law student through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She has gladly taken responsibility for recruiting, training, and mentoring law clerks and externs at the organizations where she has served.

    Service to the community is a driving value for Lindsay. She volunteers at the YWCA Family Center and the YMCA Shelter, previously served as a member of CATCO’s Board, and also served as an advisory board member for the Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA. She is a former fellow of the African American Leadership Academy.

    Lindsay is a current participant of OhioHealth’s You Belong sponsorship program, a COTA William J. Lhota Leaders of the Future graduate, Capital University Law School Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) Award recipient, a member of Columbus Business First’s 2018 class of 40 Under 40, and a 2018 Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 Award recipient. She holds a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Michigan. She is a 2007 recipient of the David D. White Scholarship.

    Lindsay resides in Columbus with her husband, Adam Ellis, and son, Anderson.