Lisa Ellis, Principal

Ms. Ellis’ practice focuses on elder law, probate and estate planning and immigration law. She began her legal career as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), a position she entered through the U.S. Attorney General’s Honor Program. Following a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Robert H. Whaley in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Washington, she was an associate at a small firm in downtown Seattle before starting her firm in 2013.  Ms. Ellis is the author of Visa Solutions for International Students, Scholars, and Sponsors: What You Need to Know (Quick Prep) (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore 2012 Ed.).

She was drawn to elder law, probate, and estate planning law while she and her siblings helped her mother with aging issues and probating her estate. She realized that her years of experience could help others in the community. Her firm serves clients in Seattle, Bellevue and surrounding communities.  Lisa was born and raised in Washington.

  • B.A. Whitman College, 1993
  • J.D. University of Oregon School of Law, Executive Editor for The Oregon Law Review
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Washington, 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the Ninth Circuit of Washington
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Professional & Community
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA)
  • King County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Attorney Wills Clinic
  • King County Bar Association, Immigration Clinic Volunteer Attorney
Honors and Awards



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Seattle, WA 98154
phone: (206) 389-1503
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