Having grown up in Alaska and Washington State, Ellyn escaped the cold and rain to attend college at Mississippi University for Women, and law school at Tulane University. Ellyn is the first in her family to graduate from college, and chose to be a lawyer for one reason – to help people.
During law school, Ellyn was a member of Tulane Law School’s Juvenile Clinic, representing minor children in delinquency cases. She also worked as a summer law clerk for a civil rights firm in Galveston, Texas, assisting with representation of clients in employment discrimination cases, in addition to research and writing in a variety of general practice areas.
After law school, Ellyn completed a one-year staff attorney post with the Louisiana’s Second Circuit Court of Appeal’s criminal writs and appeals division, and later worked as an associate attorney for firms in Texas and Louisiana. Ellyn has extensive experience as a family law attorney in Louisiana.
She currently represents clients in both Texas and Louisiana in a variety of matters, with a focus on civil rights/employment discrimination, but also including criminal defense and general civil practice. In her free time, Ellyn enjoys spending time on or near the water, baking, reading novels and listening to audio-books, taking long road trips, and spending time with her family.