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Ellen Anderson Morgan

Juvenile law Attorney at Shelton, CT

4.5   2 reviews

also known as Ellen A. Morgan

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Learn Ellen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Juvenile law
    child protection and delinquency

  2. Family
    divorce, custody, visitation, child support

  3. Mediation
    family, including divorce, custody neighbor to neighbor landlord/tenant

  4. Probate
    conservatorships and guardianships

  5. Social Security & Disability
    application and appeals

Ellen A. Morgan was born and raised in Stratford, Connecticut. Educated in the Stratford public school system, she attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. before graduating from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1986. She graduated Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1989. Her 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.

In 1992, Ellen returned to Connecticut and opened her own practice. 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.

She received mediation training from The Center for Mediation in Law at Columbia University, The Dispute Settlement Center, Inc. in Norwalk and from the State of Connecticut in the Child Protection Session of the state’s juvenile court system. She was a volunteer mediator for the Dispute Settlement Center, Inc. providing dispute resolution to the community and 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.

Ellen 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.

Currently, her practice, the Law Offices of Ellen A. Morgan, LLC, includes family law, elder law, juvenile law, the probate areas of guardianships and conservatorships, Social Security disability and private dispute resolution.

Licensed for 30 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/31/2023

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Law Offices of Ellen A. Morgan, LLC
865 River Rd Ste 202
Shelton, CT, 06484-5464


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Posted by Toya Graham | November 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong Advocate
Attorney Ellen Anderson Morgan is an excellent attorney. She is accessible and professional. She was able to explain the judicial process in a clear and concise manner which enabled me to make an informed decision. She is intelligent and a strong advocate for her clients. She is well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Laura | May 23, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Ms. Morgan has been our family attorney for at least 15 years or more. She is very knowledgeable and professional in assisting us with our legal matters concerning civil and probate matters. I would highly recommend her to provide your legal services.


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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2002.

Conditions issued in CT, 2002
updated on 02/03/2009

A condition is a disciplinary order from the Statewide Grievance Committee that an attorney fulfill a condition within a certain time frame. If the attorney does not fulfill a condition in a timely manner, the Superior Court may also impose any condition necessary to protect the public.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ellen A. Morgan, LLC
  • 1992 - Present


  • Columbia Law School
  • 2000
  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Fairfield University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986


  • Black Attorney Resource
  • secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Juvenile Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Children Welfare and Juvenile Law
  • Executive Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Children Welfare and Juvenile Law
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Speaking Engagements

  • Child Welfare Law Symposium on Racial Justice in the Child Welfare System
  • implicit bias
  • 2019
  • luncheon seminar
  • evidence, administrative procedures and the Department of Children and Famiilies
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Ellen
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ellen is thoughtful and very bright. She is resourceful and has a mastery of both Family and Juvenile law. She is an expert in these fields."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Morgan is extremely knowledgeable about juvenile law. She takes the time to understand her clients needs and endeavours to ensure the best possible outcome."
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law
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