CATA Members Present to More Than than 440 VASJ Students on Ending Distracted Driving

Ellen Hobbs Hirshman

Ellen Hobbs Hirshman

Attorney at Loucas Law
Ellen is an experienced Ohio trial attorney with a focus on medical malpractice and catastrophic injuries.She is a past President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys and Chair of their Community Outreach Committee.
Ellen Hobbs Hirshman

The Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys and The Ohio Association for Justice have partnered with the End Distracted Driving program over the past several years as their attempt to reach out into the community and make a difference in people’s lives.   Trail attorneys from both organizations continue to travel to high schools throughout Ohio to discuss the dangers of distracted driving.

On September 14, 2016, Ellen Hobbs Hirshman and Paul Grieco, both board members of CATA and OAJ, were invited to speak at Villa Angela St. Joseph’s High School (VASJ).

More than 440 VASJ students joined in the discussion about how we all need to make a conscious effort to NOT drive distracted, as well as not permitting someone to drive distracted when we are traveling as a passenger in a car.  Ellen shared that when she entered her senior year at Villa Angela, a classmate was killed in a drunk driving incident and how the loss is forever in her memory.

Distracted Driving is now responsible for more car accidents and deaths than drunk driving.  Together we can make a difference, teach folks to make safer driving choices and help make the roads a safer place to travel.

Ellen Hirshman presentign to Villa Angela St. Joseph’s High School students on distracted driving, September 14, 2016.

Ellen Hirshman presenting to Villa Angela St. Joseph’s High School students on distracted driving, September 14, 2016.