Ellen M. Cheney

Ellen joined Mansfield Cheney as a partner and shareholder in 2013 after working since 2009 as counsel for the firm.  Prior to her work at Mansfield Cheney, Ellen represented financial institutions in all areas of collection, including bankruptcy and state court litigation.  Since 2009, Ellen has focused on Debtor representation in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases, as well as representing the interests of non-institutional bankruptcy creditors.  She has exceptional knowledge of bankruptcy law and is a powerful litigator in both State and Federal Courts.

Ellen was born in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a B.A. in 1992 and graduated from Tulane Law School, cum laude, in 1996. In December of 1996, she was admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California, including all Federal District Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Ellen understands that bankruptcy is not always the right option. Based on her banking experience, she reviews a variety of options with each and every client, including debt negotiation and settlement, asset protection, and the benefits afforded by different Chapters of the Bankruptcy Code. Clients are given a customized approach to achieving their individual financial goals, including an assessment of the long- and short-term impact of each decision. Together, you assess the options with the goal of your future financial wellness in mind. Ellen handles your case from start to finish, keeping you involved and informed every step of the way.