J.D., University of Houston Law Center
B.A., magna cum laude, Emory University
Ellie is an appellate attorney admitted to practice in California and Texas. Her practice focuses on appeals, writs, and dispositive pre- and post-trial motions on a broad range of legal issues, including premises liability, attorneys fees, contracts, family law/complex divorces, evidence, insurance (bad faith, Cumis counsel), product liability, employment, and civil procedure.
Ellie has published and presented on a variety of issues including evidence, expert witnesses, and annual updates on developments in the United States Supreme Court and California law (state and federal) covering all areas of civil litigation. She is active on LACBA’s State Appellate Judicial Evaluation Committee–evaluating judicial appellate court nominees and preparing reports and recommendations to the Governor’s Office. She is also an Adjunct Professor for LMU Loyola Law School’s Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic—supervising students’ representation of pro bono clients in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Ellie was an appellate attorney at a boutique appellate firm in Los Angeles and a research attorney at the California Court of Appeal. She started her career in appellate law following a clerkship for the Honorable Brian M. Hoffstadt of the California Court of Appeal, Second District. Before moving to California, Ellie had a criminal defense practice in central Texas. Prior to law school, Ellie was an Account Executive at an international public relations company in New York, New York, developing and implementing media relations campaigns for large nonprofit and institutional clients.
Ellie received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Emory University and her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.