Essig & Evans LLP

Leaders In The Field Of Fertility Law

We help individuals and couples of all sexual orientations from the United States and around the world build their families through surrogacy as well as egg, embryo and sperm donation.

  • With over 30 years of experience in family building, firm founder, Ellen Essig, has developed a niche practice in collaborative reproduction and fertility law. She represents clients worldwide with their surrogacy and other family-building needs, including those relying on egg, sperm, and embryo donation to achieve their goals. Ellen was proud to serve as co-counsel in the marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges, et al, which was successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in April 2015. Over the years, Ellen has helped thousands of hopeful parents bring children into their homes.
  • Rachel Loftspring focuses her attention exclusively on Fertility Law, counseling clients of all sexual orientations from the United States and throughout the world on their collaborative reproduction journey. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Rachel is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Illinois.

See What Our Clients Say

  • Thank you very much. We are so incredibly happy & blessed to finally have our girls! You played such a large part in making the surrogacy process go perfectly for us & it is much appreciated, beyond words can say. You are an extraordinary attorney & wonderful person. Thank you again B. P.

  • Thank you for making our surrogacy process easier! Everything worked out great and the work you provided was flawless! The babies are doing very well. We will recommend you to all we meet! B&B

  • Ellen was our "event planner". She saw to every detail of our surrogacy. She drafted a contract based on the terms we had all agreed on. The contract was clear and concise. She helped us decide which state law, ours or that of our surrogate's, would best help us achieve our goals. E.G.

  • Ellen Essig was great to work with! She is a recognized expert in the field of surrogacy law and yet was careful to make sure we understood everything she was doing. M.R.

  • As a gay man, I wasn't sure how to go about becoming a father. I was also uncertain about the rights of my partner who joined me in this project. We were anxious to become a family and welcome a child together. F.R.

Have questions about surrogacy or Gamete donation? Let's talk.

Office Location:

4540 Cooper Road
Suite 304
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Toll Free: 866-427-4859
Phone: 513-698-9345
Fax: 513-345-2588
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Representing Intended Parents And Surrogates.