Ellyn Clevenger was raised in Alaska and Washington State, but has called Louisiana home for over ten years. She fell in love with Louisiana’s culture and year-round warm weather after graduating from high school, while visiting with friends. Ellyn moved from Washington State to attend Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi, earning her bachelor’s degree, and subsequently obtained her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ellyn worked as a law clerk for a civil rights law firm while she was in law school. She was also a student attorney for Tulane Law School’s Juvenile Clinic, representing minors in delinquency proceedings.
After graduating from law school, Ellyn worked as a corporate contract attorney in Washington, D.C., and as a staff attorney for the Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit, in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she was responsible for drafting reports and memoranda for the appellate judges in the context of criminal appeals and writ applications. She has also worked as a sole practitioner, assisting clients with a variety of criminal and civil matters.
For the past several years, Ellyn has largely focused on family law, including divorce; child custody; child support; spousal support; protective orders; community property; and adoption. She continues to represent clients in criminal and various civil matters.
Ellyn resides in Denham Springs, Louisiana. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association; the Texas Bar Association; the 21st Judicial District Bar Association; the American Bar Association; and the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section.