Associate Attorney – Bay Area Office

University of San Francisco School of Law – Juris Doctor

San Francisco State University – Urban Studies, Summa Cum Laude

Admitted to the California Bar in 1979

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Ellen is the RLG Northern California Attorney and is a certified as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist by the State Bar of California. Initially, after graduating from law school, she was a Social Security Administration staff attorney for the Social Security Administrative Law Judges for appeal hearings before becoming a workers’ compensation defense attorney. This background has proved very useful when addressing Medicare Set-Aside Trusts and Medicare Conditional Payment issues during negotiations to resolve workers’ compensation cases by Compromise and Release.

Ellen has a very strong skill set in pretrial discovery, trials, arbitrations and mediations. She is able to evaluate, advise and recommend early pretrial settlement strategies to resolve cases as soon as possible.

Ellen appears at numerous WCAB locations and handles many types of industrial injuries including asbestos and mold exposure cases.

In her spare time, Ellen enjoys working on her 1909 Edwardian fixer upper.