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Lisa Nicole Ellis

Lisa Nicole Ellis

Estate and Elder Law Planning So You Can Help Your Loved Ones and Yourself
  • Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning
  • Washington
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Biography

Lisa Ellis was admitted to the Washington Bar in 2000. She is the Principal of Ellis Law, LLC which serves clients in Bellevue, WA and surrounding Puget Sound communities. Lisa's practice is focused on providing specialized estate planning for older adults, probate administration, and representation in adult guardships. She serves clients in the areas of estate planning, elder law, long-term care planning, probate, guardianships and conservatorships.

Lisa received her undergraduate degree at Whitman College and law degree at The University of Oregon where she was an executive editor of The Oregon Law Review. Lisa was an Attorney Advisor at the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), a position she entered through the U.S. Attorney General's Honors Program. She was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert H. Whaley at the U.S. District Court of Eastern Washington. Lisa entered private practice in 2004 and founded Ellis Law, LLC in 2013.

Lisa is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She has the highest rating, 10.0 out of 10.0 on Avvo. She was selected as a Rising Star in 2011 and as a Super Lawyer in 2023 by Washington Super Lawyers.

Lisa enjoys practicing law in the community where she grew up. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, group exercise classes, and local adventures with friends and family.

Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Additional Practice Areas
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Disability Planning
  • Long-term Care Planning
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    During the free consultation, an attorney will talk to you about your case and discuss whether our office can assist you. No legal advice or legal services are provided during the free consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and Master Card
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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9th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Principal
Ellis Law, LLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Ellis Li & McKinstry PLLC
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Trial Attorney
Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho
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Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Whaley
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
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Session Counsel to Judiciary Committee
Washington State Senate Committee Services
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Attorney Advisor
U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review
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Education
University of Oregon School of Law
J.D. (2000) | Law
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Honors: Executive Editor of The Oregon Law Review
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Whitman College
B.A. (1993) | History
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Activities: Awarded All-American at NAIA Swimming Nationals.
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Awards
Selected to 2023 Washington Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Best Probate Attorneys in Seattle
Expertise.com
Best Immigration Lawyers in Seattle
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10.0 Superb
Avvo
Rising Star
Washington Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
King County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Washington Association of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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National Academy of Elder Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Washington State Bar  # 30693
Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association - National
Board of Publications Chair; Conference Speaker; Annual Conference Program Committee; Distance Learning Committee; Contributing Author
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association - Washington Chapter
Executive Committee; CBP Liaison Committee Chair; Consular Liaison Chair, Vice Chair of CLE Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Inside the Minds: New Developments in Immigration Enforcement and Compliance
Thomson Reuters/Aspatore
Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law
American Immigration Lawyer's Asociation
Author of Visa Solutions for Students, Scholars and Sponsors: What You Need to Know (Book)
Thomson Reuters/Aspatore
The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts Handbook, 2007 - 2010 eds.
American Immigration Lawyer's Asociation
Speaking Engagements
Keynote Speaker, Association of Washington International Student Affairs Conference, Des Moines, WA
Association of Washington International Student Affairs (AWISA)
Special Occupation Issues: Religious Workers & Health Care Professionals, NW Regional Immigration Law Conference
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
NIV's: Part I, AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Making Lemonade Out of Lemons - Utilizing the Trainee Visas, AILA National Teleconference, virtual
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
The ABC's of Immigration Law, Edmonds Community College Class Speaker, Lynnwood, WA
Edmonds Community College
Basics of Consular Processing, NW Regional Immigration Law Conference, Portland, Oregon
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Immigration Law for Non-Immigration Lawyers: Issues to Consider When Advising Your Client, KCBA Solo and Small Firms Section CLE, Seattle, Washington
King County Bar Association (KCBA)
Life After F-1: U.S. Visa Options for Recent Graduates, Association of Washington International Student Affairs Conference, Burien, Washington
Association of Washington International Student Affairs (AWISA)
Religious Workers - Case Preparation and Strategies for R-1 and EB-4, AILA National Audio Seminar, virtual
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Who's Training Whom? J-1 and H-3 Trainee Options, AILA National Audio Seminar, virtual
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Commonly Used Work Visas, NW Regional Immigration Law Conference, Seattle, Washington
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Speaker and Faculty, AILA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AIlA)
When Immigration Law Crosses the Border Into Family, Business or Criminal Law, KCBA Solo and Small Firms Section CLE, Seattle, Washington
King County Bar Association (KCBA)
Executive Orders and Implications, Association of Washington International Student Affairs Conference, Seattle, Washington
Association of Washington International Student Affairs (AWISA)
Ethics and Money, AILA Fundamentals Conference, Denver, Colorado
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Alternatives to H-1B/L-1, AILA Regional Conference, Seattle, Washington
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Faculty and Presenter, AILA Fundamentals Course, Online
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Developed curriculum for this course in a team setting.
Religious Workers: Best Practices for Winning R-1 and EB-4 Cases, AILA National, virtual
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Panelist
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ellis Law, LLC
Contact & Map
Ellis Law, LLC
40 Lake Bellevue Drive
Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98005
Telephone: (425) 296-6271
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed