Terri Ellis is a paralegal in our trusts and estates practice group where our attorneys turn to her to handle tasks and projects that make their job of shepherding a case through discovery and litigation easier. She attained a BA degree in Journalism/Public Relations from California State University, Fresno, and her paralegal certification from San Joaquin College of Law.
When she became a single mother solely responsible for raising her young daughter, Terri knew she needed a career that afforded her a way to financially support her that jobs available with her college degree at the time did not provide. Earning her paralegal certificate and spending the past 28 years as a paralegal allowed Terri to feed, clothe, and educate her daughter, and she believes it was the best decision she ever made. She instantly loved being a paralegal on day one, and still does today. She loves being the one to find the unfindable; to locate the missing piece of the puzzle; to organize an overwhelming mess of documents or facts in a manner that makes them understandable and of value to the others working on a case.
Away from work, she enjoys getting lost in a good fiction novel for hours on end, but the thing she most enjoys doing in her spare time is dropping down to the floor and playing with her amazing grandson.