ELIAS G. SABOURA-POLKOVOTSY

 Principal

(MD, VA, DC)

 

esaboura@beiramee.com

(301) 547-3807

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Elias G. Saboura-Polkovotsy ("Eli") litigates complex commercial, business, malpractice and professional regulatory matters throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.  He regularly practices before the state and federal courts, as well as administrative bodies, and has over fifteen (15) years of experience handling complex civil cases as a litigation and trial attorney, both defensively, and offensively.  He also represents businesses in various matters including business related immigration matters throughout the country.

Professional Malpractice Defense.  Over the years, Eli has developed a diverse civil litigation practice providing professional malpractice defense, for attorneys, accountants, directors and officers, fiduciaries, real estate professionals, title insurance professionals, health care professionals, dentist, nursing homes, social workers, contractors, engineers, architects and other design professionals.  Eli has also represented professionals in various disciplinary matters, including hearings before state professional responsibility and licensing peer review boards.  Eli also has experience in an array of dispute resolution including arbitration and administrative hearings and proceedings.

Casualty Litigation and Defense.  Eli has represented trucking companies, airlines, fitness clubs, apartment complexes, condominiums boards and managers, restaurants and bars, retail establishments, non-profit organizations, health care clinics, daycare centers, hotels, and small business owners in various general liability and casualty matters.  

Construction Litigation.  Eli has also handled construction, design and premises liability disputes, including defending design professionals, engineering consultants and contractors.   

Utility Litigation and Defense.  Eli has extensive experience in representing and defending national LPG and natural gas providers in lawsuits stemming from fires and explosions, and other issues involving property damage and personal injury.  He has also represented underground utility construction contractors and subcontractors in state court litigation and mediation in an array of construction, contract, subrogation and casualty disputes.

Aviation Litigation and Defense.  Eli has represented domestic and international commercial airlines, and  airline insurers in defensive litigation arising from incidents involving property damage, personal injuries claims and wrongful death claims.  In addition, he has represented both owners and insurers of private aircraft in litigation involving property damage, wrongful death and personal injury claims.  Eli has also represented commercial airlines in professional liability, discrimination, lost baggage and denied boarding litigation.

Consumer Finance Litigation.  Eli has represented mortgage servicers and creditors in federal statutory claims under TILA, RESPA, FDCPA, FCRA, and ECOA, and related state consumer protection claims, including mass action and class action claims in state and federal court.

A graduate of University of Baltimore School of Law, with honors, Eli clerked for the Honorable John F. Fader, II, of the Circuit Court of Baltimore County.   During law school, Eli was Staff Editor at the University’s Journal of Environmental Law, a member of the Moot Court Board Team, and the President of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society.  He also holds an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.  Eli was born in Jerusalem, Israel.

Prior to joining Beiramee & Saboura, P.C., Eli was a shareholder at 30+ attorney civil litigation and insurance defense firm.   He also previously worked for a former General Counsel for the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) in his private practice where he assisted in representing clients in various immigration, refugee and human rights law matters.  Eli has assisted clients in matters before the U.S. immigration agencies, immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the federal courts.  He also assisted businesses in connections with alleged violations of employment eligibility requirements (I-9 violations) under the Immigration and Nationality Act. 

Education:

Brigham Young University (B.S., 1991)
University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1999)

Admitted:

Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1999
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2001
Supreme Court of Virginia, 2006
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2001
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2006
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2006

 

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