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.


  • B.A., Journalism/Public Relations, California State University
  • Paralegal Certification, San Joaquin College of Law

Areas Of Practice

Fennemore has one of the most robust estate and trust litigation practices in the Southwest and California.

Thoughtful and careful preparation of estate plan documents is key to wealth preservation and transition. Proper implementation and diligent administration are equally critical.

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.


  • *Not licensed to the practice of law