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Ellen A. Pansky is a partner in the law firm of Pansky Markle Ham LLP, South Pasadena, California, specializing in professional liability litigation, State Bar disciplinary defense, legal ethics consultations and expert testimony. She is aCalifornia 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 currently serves as an Assistant Vice President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; 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. 





Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 100%
    38 years


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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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Contact info

1010 Sycamore Ave Unit 308
South Pasadena, CA, 91030


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer; Best Lawyer;"preeminent lawyer; etc.Law & Politics Media; L.A. Times; Daily Journal Corp.2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Supervising attorney; assistant general counselState Bar of California1978 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association; Association of Professional REsponsibility Lawyers; Southern California Defense Counsel; National Organization of Women Lawyers; California Women Lawyers; Women Lawyers of Los AngelesN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
South Texas Law Review;Penn State Law Review; Los Angeles Lawyer; L.A. County Bar UpdateVarious legal ethics topicsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of California - Los AngelesWomen and Social ChangeOther - Bachelors1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NumerousLegal EthicsN/A