Ellen Harmon
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Ellen Harmon

Ellen Harmon is an experienced mediator, arbitrator, litigator, and corporate counsel. She retired from Global Medical Response, Inc. (GMR) as associate general counsel at the executive vice president level. GMR is a Fortune 500 corporation and the largest provider of air and ground medical transport services in the world. At GMR, Ellen had responsibility for all forms of insured litigation including catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice, general liability, automobile accidents, cyber-attacks, aviation incidents, employment claims, intellectual property claims, and contractual matters. Previously, Ms. Harmon was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Lutheran Senior Services and Legatus Emergency Services.

Ellen has participated in more than 200 mediations and arbitrations and provides executive partnership on liability, compliance and corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, medical-legal matters, regulatory matters, stop loss and risk management/mitigation issues. She conducts mediations and arbitration through USA&M, serves as a mediator for the EEOC, and provided conflict resolution services for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Saint Louis University.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Ellen was involved in healthcare administration and nursing management for hospitals in the St. Louis area, with responsibility for operations, crisis intervention, strategic planning, budgets, and personnel management. Her background as an attorney and registered nurse led her to embrace a philosophy of justice with compassion.


  • Presenter, trainer, panelist, and participant in numerous programs related to mediation, litigation, risk management, dispute resolution, and compliance sponsored by United States Arbitration and Mediation, Saint Louis University, the Missouri Bar, BAMSL, USA&M, Global Medical Response, Inc., ECRI Institute (a global, independent authority on healthcare technology and safety), Lutheran Senior Services, Washington University, Missouri Association of Housing for the Aged, and the Missouri State Medical Association
  • Saint Louis University Law School, J.D., 2000
  • Webster University, M.B.A., 1992
  • Goldfarb College of Nursing, R.N., 1981

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Association of Missouri Mediators
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (Member)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • St. Louis Association of Healthcare Risk Managers (past President/Board Member)
  • Center for Patient Safety PSO (previous member – Board of Directors)
  • St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association
  • St. Louis Audubon Society (Board of Directors)
  • Missouri Bar Committees for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Health and Hospital Law, Employment Law, and Workers Compensation