“I have tenacity, sincerity, and a sense of humor. I listen to my clients and I also do my best to educate them.”- Ellen A. Morgan
The Law Offices of Ellen A. Morgan, LLC located in Shelton, CT proudly serves the needs of the community in legal matters including family law, juvenile law, the probate areas of guardianships and conservatorships, Social Security disability and private dispute resolution. Attorney Ellen Morgan focuses her practice on the needs of the individual and of the family. The Law Offices of Ellen A. Morgan provides compassionate and caring legal services.
Ellen A. Morgan founder of the firm, has been practicing law since 1992. She is admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut. She is a trained and experienced community mediator in the areas of juvenile/child protection law, probate and social security disability.
Prior to starting her own practice in 1992, Ms. Morgan’s first job after law school was with Mid-Minnesota Legal Services, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the elder law unit. There, she represented senior citizens in Medicaid and Social Security hearings, housing disputes and provided legal assistance to senior centers. Since returning to Connecticut, she served as the first woman and first black Assistant Town Attorney in Stratford, working with the Finance & Claims, Parks & Recreation and Public Works committees, in addition to litigation and advisory services to the Town of Stratford, Police Department and Emergency Medical Services Departments.
Ms. Morgan received her Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1989, she attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. before graduating from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1986.
Morgan has studied and practiced mediation for over 15 years. She has trained in: family & business mediation with The Center for Mediation and Law at Columbia University, Volunteer mediator for The Dispute Settlement Center, Inc. in Norwalk providing dispute resolution to the community and from the State of Connecticut in the Child Protection Session of the state’s juvenile court system. Community mediation (eg: neighbor to neighbor, landlord-tenant) child protection (DCF) mediation with the State of Connecticut. She has also served as a consulting attorney reviewing potential agreements reached by parties through mediation.
She was a volunteer attorney to the Law Works for People Pro Bono project of the Connecticut Bar Association. She has served as a judge in the American Bar Association’s Northeast Intramural Alternative Dispute Resolution Competitions held at Quinnipiac University, as well as serving as judge for that University’s annual competitions. Ms. Morgan is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, including its solo and small firm and family law committees, and is an executive committee member of the child welfare law section. She is a member of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and co-chair of its juvenile law committee, and the National Association of Counsel for Children. She served for many years as a Board member of the Child and Family Guidance Center (formerly Child Guidance) assisting the leadership of agency in its provision of mental health and parenting services to the community.
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