Founded in 2005, Family Mediation is a leader in the field of family and divorce mediation in New York. Ellie has been a featured panelist at many conferences and trainings including: the International Bar Association conference about children and mediation; mediation training for the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society; Cardozo Law School ADR conference.
Ellie began her legal career advocating on behalf of children in abuse, neglect and juvenile delinquency cases at the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society. Subsequently, she represented indigent clients in custody, child support, matrimonial and family violence cases at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG). As part of her work at NYLAG, she also supervised law students who assisted domestic violence victims in Family Court and conducted family law trainings at law schools and social service agencies throughout New York City.
Using her family law background, Ellie is now committed to the practice of mediation to assist families in resolving their conflicts. She received her mediation training at the Queens Mediation Network and completed the divorce mediation practicum at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She participates in advanced trainings and professional retreats through the Center for Mediation in Law (now known as the Center for Understanding in Conflict), including advanced coursework in matrimonial law and mediation techniques.
Ellie served on the Board of Directors of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council. She was a teaching assistant at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, training new mediators in an advanced practicum. Ellie volunteers to mediate with low income clients at the New York Legal Assistance Group. Additionally, from 2007-2021, Ellie was a regular columnist for the New York Law Journal, mediation column. She is a certified mediator in the New York City Family Courts and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Ellie received her BA from Northwestern University and her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Ellie is an adjunct professor of Mediation Theory and Skills at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.