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Pete C. Elliott

Professional Staff
Director of Legal Project Management
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As Director of Legal Project Management at Benesch, Pete Elliott specializes in strategic pricing and alternative fee arrangements, including contingency fee, modified contingency fee, retainer, holdback, value based, phase based, blended rate and fee cap arrangements, among others. Pete uses his legal project management experience, skills and training to maximize the timely delivery of focused, legal talent to clients while attaining legal fee predictability, excellent service and appropriate client communication. 

Pete works with the Benesch and client teams to define the scope of work, staffing, pricing, tasks required and work product to be delivered, as well as establishing timetables for delivery of work product.  All projects are conducted on a continuous improvement basis. Historic data, experience and team input is utilized to develop a cost-effective, reliable and properly staffed Fee Estimate. Pete promotes adherence to agreed-upon Fee Estimates and regularly reports to clients on how the Benesch team is performing against the Fee Estimate.


    • Dickinson College, 1981, B.A.
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1984, J.D.
      • Law Review

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

    • Member, Project Management Institute, National and Northeast Ohio Chapters
    • Assistant General Counsel, Ernst & Young 1991-1994
    • Guest Lecturer, Brigham Young University School of Accountancy
    • Member, Defense Research Institute
    • Former Federal Law Clerk, U.S. District Court Cleveland, Ohio
    • Contributing Editor, W. Steve Albrecht, "Fraud Bringing Light Back to the Dark Side of Business," (Irwin, 1995)