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Ellen Marie Cheney

Ellen Marie Cheney

Practice areas:

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

Ellen Cheney is a shareholder with Higson Cheney Mansfield, PC.  Ms. Cheney's practice focuses on Debtor representation in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases, as well as general business litigation, including breach of contract and fraudulent conveyance litigation and tort actions. Ms. Cheney has represented individuals and financial institutions in all areas of collection, including bankruptcy and state court litigation issues such as landlord/tenant, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary responsibility.


Ms. Cheney participates in the Debtors' Assistance Project for the Central District of California, San Fernando Valley Division, and lectures regularly on bankruptcy-related topics.

Ms. Cheney was born in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a B.A. in 1992 and graduated from Tulane Law School, cum laude, in 1996. In December of 1996, she was admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California, including all Federal District Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 33%
    1 year
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 33%
    1 year
  3. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 33%
    1 year
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 1%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Russ William Ercolani

    Ellen is a fantastic attorney. As a fellow attorney I have worked on cases collaboratively with Ellen, on cases where we each represented opposing parties, and I have witnessed her in court. Ellen is very skilled, well-informed, and committed to her clients' best-interests. I respect Ellen's work and recommend her highly.


    Russ Ercolani Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have represented creditors in several bankruptcy cases handled by Ellen Cheney and her law firm. In all matters, Ellen has vigorously represented the interests of her bankruptcy clients. Her responsiveness and professionalism have made working with Ellen a pleasure, and I am certain that these qualities also serve her clients well. I would feel very confident in referring individuals to Ellen’s office who are considering whether to file for bankruptcy protection.


    Glenn Kelble Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Mansfield Cheney, PC

2655 First Street
Simi Valley, CA, 93065




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Admitted to the Supreme Court of the State of CailforniaState of California1997
J.D., cum laudeTulane Law School1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderHigson Cheney Mansfield, PC2013 - Present
Of CounselLaw Offices of Daniel A. Higson2010 - 2013
Of CounselOrrock, Higson & Kurta2009 - 2010
AssociateLaskin & Grahan1996 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney AssociationMember2010 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1993 - 1996

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re Coastal ATMMaximize return to unsecured creditors through negotiation of lien recorded in 90 days prior to bankruptcy and sale of corporate assets.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of California - Los AngelesEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Various real estate brokerage officesProtecting your Commission2013
Conejo ValleyEffect of Bankruptcy Filing on Real Estate Transactions2012