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Ellen Anne Pansky

Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney at South Pasadena, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1977
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    Active No misconduct found

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    CAifornia State Bar admissions, disciplinare and regualtion; legal malpractice defense; legal ethics advice and consultation; risk management; fee disputes; conflict of interest waivers; standard of care, fiduciary duty and legal ethics expert witness testimony; Certified continuing legal education; select p[laintiff legal malpractice

    46 years

 

Ellen A. Pansky is the founder of Pansky Markle Attorneys at Law, South Pasadena, California, specializing in professional liability litigation, State Bar disciplinary defense, legal ethics consultations and expert testimony. She is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law. She was a California State Bar prosecutor from 1978-1985, and co-founded her firm in 1989. Ms. Pansky served as an Assistant Vice President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association from 2009-2012; she was the 2003-2004 president of the National Association of Women Lawyers; she served as chair of the State Bar of California’s Committee on Women in the Law; and she is a lifetime member of WLALA and of CWL. 

 

 

 

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Pansky Markle Attorneys at Law
1010 Sycamore Ave Unit 308
South Pasadena, CA, 91030

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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2020
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Ellen Pansky and her firm do amazing work
I am an attorney licensed in NY and MA. Seeking a CA law license, I found the CA Moral Character Determination Application to be extremely challenging. I hired Panksy & Markle and they were incredibly helpful. The difference between my DIY version of the application and the final version that I created with the help of Ms. Panksy and Art Barsegyan was night and day. Art's insights were especially helpful. I got a positive decision on my application yesterday, 6 months after I filed it. Thank you, Ellen and Art! I highly recommend this firm to anyone seeking CA lawyer ethics advice or representation
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2012
THE BEST ETHICS LAWYER IN CALIFORNIA, AND QUITE POSSIBLY THE WORLD
A good friend of mine got me in touch with Ms. Pansky for a serious legal matter that I will not disclose on this site. To sum up, a group of us were wrongfully accused of unethical behavior in an academic setting. Ellen was patient, knowledgeable and gave us excellent legal advice. She did not sugarcoat anything or make any false promises. In the end, we were exonerated by the Committee and it could not have happened without her fine legal work. If you are sued for anything, wrongfully accused, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE contact her!!! She is bright, a great lawyer, extremely professional and a very nice person!
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Pansky Markle Attorneys at Law
  • 1900 - Present
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • State Bar of California
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Supervising attorney
  • State Bar of California
  • 1978 - 1983

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • law
  • 1977
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • undergraduate
  • 1974
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • BA
  • 1974

Associations

  • LACBA-WLALA Joint Task Force on the Retention and Promotion of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Practice Management Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Women Lawyers, Judicial Evaluations Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • California Women Lawyers, Bias in the Law Committee
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • California Women Lawyers, Board of Governors
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Pilot Program Interaction Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Charter member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Women Rainmakers Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Law Institute
  • N/A
  • National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism
  • Inaugural Fellow
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Ad Hoc Committee on State Bar Admissions Regulation Reform Proposals
  • Appointed member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Ad Hoc President's Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession
  • Appointed member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Full voting member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • LACBA-WLALA Joint Task Force on the Retention and Promotion of Women Lawyers
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Projects, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division Executive Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Shattuck-Price Award Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Assistant Vice President
  • 2009 - 2012
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California, Standing Committee on Discipline
  • Section Chair
  • 2009 - 2015
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California, Standing Committee on Discipline
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Ad Hoc Membership Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Liaison member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Board of Trustees
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2009
  • ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct, Editorial Board
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2007
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Ethics 2000 Liaison Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2007
  • State Bar of California, Committee on Women in the Law
  • Chair
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Judicial Appointments Committee
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee
  • Chair
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Committee for Evaluation of Professional Standards and the State Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2017
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Ad Hoc CLE Planning Committee
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1990
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Committee on the State Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1995
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Honors and Awards

  • Charles W. Kettlewell Legal Ethics Advisor Award
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Judicial Recognition Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America;"preeminent lawyer"; etc.
  • Law & Politics Media; L.A. Times; Daily Journal Corp.
  • 2012
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • California Litigation
  • Overview of the State Bar Court Procedure
  • 2016
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • You're Outta Here! Avoiding Disqualification When Representing Small Organizational Clients
  • 2015
  • Best Practices for Addressing Professional Liability Claims
  • Can We Talk? What and When to Tell Your Client About Your Potential Legal Malpractice
  • 2015
  • Los Angeles Lawyer
  • Attorney Discipline: Are We on the Wrong Path?
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • A Flat Fee Future
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • Playing the Percentages
  • 2010
  • State Bar of California Big Meeting Magazine
  • Wearing Many Hats
  • 2009
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • To Err Is Human - Or Is It Moral Turpitude?
  • 2009
  • Penn State Law Review
  • Application of California's Modified Substantial Relationship Test to International Law Firm Conflict of Interest: Creative Solution or Can of Worms?
  • 2008
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Terminating the Attorney/Client Relationship
  • 2007
  • ABA/CPR Conference
  • California Ethical Rules Governing Restriction on Law Practice
  • 2007
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • The Connection Between Ethical Advocacy and a Lawyer's Integrity
  • 2007
  • Forum
  • Lien Provisions in Contingent Fee Contracts: Are You Violating the California Rules of Professional Conduct?
  • 2006
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • Belated Fee Complaints: What To Do?
  • 2004
  • Emory Law Journal
  • Communication and Diligence
  • 2003
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • Don't Fight Your Substitution Out of a Client's Matter
  • 2002
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update
  • Construction Project: Authorizing Ethical Walls in California
  • 2000
  • Los Angeles Lawyer
  • Bonus Points
  • 2000
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Fair Share?
  • 2000
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • When Representing Multiple Parties, Don't Waver on Waivers
  • 1999
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Balance Client Trust Account to Avoid Bar Discipline
  • 1999
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • One Easy Way to Become the Target of a State Bar Complaint: Fail to Regularly Communicate with Clients
  • 1999
  • Los Angeles Lawyer
  • Conduct Becoming
  • 1997
  • South Texas Law Review
  • Between an Ethical Rock and a Hard Place: Balancing Duties to the Organizational Client and Its Constituents
  • 1996
  • Women Lawyers Journal
  • Gender Bias in the Legal Profession
  • 1996
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Barred for Life? Permanent Sanction for Ethics Abuses Won't Cure Profession's Ills
  • 1995
  • The Professional Lawyer
  • Mitigation of Disciplinary Sanctions: Justice and Fairness Require Analysis of Each Individual Attorney
  • 1995
  • Los Angeles Lawyer
  • Client Trust Account Procedures: How to Ensure Proper Compliance
  • 1992
  • State Bar General Practice Section Newsletter
  • An Attorney's Expanding Fiduciary Duties to Opposing Parties and Non-Clients
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Numerous
  • Legal Ethics
  • N/A

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"Ms. Pansky is the most respected Ethics advisor in California. Her experience, wisdom, compassion, reputation and practical advice combine to make working with her a wonderful experience, whether seeking her advice in one's own practice, or attending a seminar or guest lecture."
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South Pasadena Ethics and professional responsibility Lawyer Ellen Anne Pansky
Ellen Anne Pansky
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney
South Pasadena, CA
Licensed for 46 years