Integrity and Experience

Background

Before branching out on her own, Ellen worked in the General Litigation Practice Group at a large Mississippi firm.  There, she focused on civil defense for both first and third party insurance claims with an emphasis on special investigation as well as fire claims and suspected arson.  She was also heavily involved in Hurricane Katrina bad faith litigation where she was the lead attorney in a multitude of mediations.  She briefed and argued motions and also participated in settlement conferences, depositions, and various court appearances. 

Prior to practicing at the firm, Ellen served as a law clerk for Honorable Leslie Southwick at the Mississippi Court of Appeals.  She was named a Rising Star in Super Lawyers for the years 2009-2011 and one of Mississippi Business Journal's 2018 Leaders in Law.

Memberships

Ellen is a member the Mississippi Bar Associaiton and the Alabama Bar Associaiton.  She is a member of Mississippi Women Lawyer Association.  She is a member of MDLA, DRI, the CLM,  IASIU, and the American Bar Association.  Ellen is also a member of the Madison County Bar Association, Capital Area Bar Association, and the Bar Association for the Fifth Circuit.  She also regularly participates as a volunteer judge for the Mississippi Mock Trial Competition.  

Leadership

Ellen is honored to serve as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Women Lawyers Associaiton.  She is the Regional Chair for Alabama and Mississippi for the ABA's subsection Women in Dispute Resolution.  She is also the Vice Chair of the ABA's General Practice Solo Division's ADR Committee.      

  Education

Ellen graduated from Ole Miss Law School with honors and was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal.  Prior to law school, Ellen received her MBA from the University of Memphis and – a native Alabamian – Ellen obtained her undergraduate degree from Auburn University.