Law School: Standford University
College: University of California, Davis, B.A., summa cum laude
Ellen H. Whelan has more than 20 years of experience in estate planning; estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxation; family succession planning; stock option gifting; living trust formation and administration; irrevocable trust planning; charitable planning; and life insurance planning. Whelan is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, is designated as a San Diego Super Lawyer for her trusts and estates practice, and is listed in the Top 25 Women Lawyers by San Diego Super Lawyers. Recently, The Daily Transcript selected Whelan for its list of 2009 Top Attorneys. In recognition of Whelan's achievements in other areas, she has been named a Woman of Dedication Honoree by the San Diego County Salvation Army, awarded the Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) by the YWCA and honored or her volunteerism by the San Diego Museum of Art. Professional Affiliations San Diego County Bar Association; State Bar of California; Past President, La Jolla Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section
Member of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, San Diego Museum of Art; San Diego Community College Financial Advisory Council; UCSD Planned Giving Executive Committee; Estate Tax Planning Committee of Jewish Community Foundation.