Ellen M. Fawl grew up in Ashland, Oregon. She acquired her undergraduate degree in Allied Health and enjoyed a first career as a dental hygienist while raising two sons. Ellen attended Lincoln Law School in Sacramento obtaining her Juris Doctorate in 2017 and was admitted to practice in January 2018.
Ellen was inspired to work in the field of Elder Law after working with aging and disabled patients in her prior field. She has the personal experience of caring for her mother for the past 12 years and is aware of the diminishing physical and mental capacities that come with advancing age. She finds it rewarding to help the aging population through the difficult litigation process.
Prior to joining the law firm of Knitter & Knitter, LLP, Ellen practiced in the federal courts handling Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies on behalf of debtors and bankruptcy litigation on behalf of creditors. She has also worked with plaintiffs in employment and civil rights cases.
Ellen has dedicated many hours to community service. She founded and directed several non-profit animal rescue groups. In 2019 Ellen regularly volunteered her time at the Eastern District Bankruptcy Help Desk. Ellen currently heads a monthly meeting for rural residential and agricultural communities to address crime and other concerns.
Ellen enjoys spending time with her family, which includes three grandchildren. Her hobbies include growing flowers and fruit on her small farm and learning various types of dance.