Connie Elkins McKelvey





1300 SW 5th Ave
Suite 3400
Portland, OR 97201



Connie Elkins McKelvey is a Super Lawyer Connie Elkins McKelvey is a Best Lawyer


Connie McKelvey’s practice areas include representation before professional licensing boards, professional liability, health law, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, and HIPAA policy and security.


Connie has extensive experience representing medical and mental health professionals in complex legal matters involving allegations of sexual misconduct, boundary violations or potential criminal conduct.  She often works closely with criminal defense attorneys in connection with these matters to secure the best possible outcome for her clients.


Connie’s unique expertise in health law combined with her extensive litigation experience is invaluable to the many health care facilities and providers she represents.  This broad expertise includes cutting edge legal experience with HIPAA compliance, Accountable Care Organizations, CCOs, Managed Care Liability, health care contracting, medical staff issues and health care compliance.  She has a special interest in alternative dispute resolution of professional liability claims and is certified by the American Health Lawyers Association as Dispute Resolution Neutral which gives her the opportunity to resolve disputes involving health care providers, including disagreements between hospitals and clinics, disputes between providers, and pre litigation resolution of claims by patients against health care providers.


Connie has authored or contributed to numerous health law publications including the Medical Staff & Communicable Disease Chapters of the Oregon Health Law Manual.  She is also a frequent speaker to professional groups regarding health law related issues.


When she’s not practicing law, Connie enjoys spending time with her family and friends including her best friend Hercules, a labradoodle.




AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale—Hubbell


Practice Areas


  • J.D. – Lewis & Clark College
  • B.S. – University of Oregon

Professional Associations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Washington State Bar
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Oregon Society of Health Care Attorney
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • American Association of Health Care Lawyers

See all attorneys