Ellen A. Pansky

Partner Pansky Markle Advisors

Ellen A. Pansky specializes in the defense of attorneys, bar applicants and other professionals in regulatory and licensure proceedings and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil legal malpractice actions. She consults with and advises lawyers in legal ethics and risk management. She frequently serves as an expert witness in legal malpractice proceedings. 

Ms. Pansky is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in the area of Legal Malpractice Law. In 2021, she was appointed to the State Bar of California’s Ad Hoc Commission on the Discipline System.

As a California State Bar certified MCLE provider, Ms. Pansky is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics and professional responsibility. She has presented well over 100 continuing legal education courses. She has been elected as a member of The American Law Institute and was selected as one of the Inaugural Fellows of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP). She also was an invited participant in Harvard University Law School’s 2001focus group on law firm ethics advisors. Ms. Pansky has been a contributor to Legal Malpractice Law Review at legalmalpractice.com. 

Ms. Pansky has published extensively in the area of legal ethics, including as a contributing author (Conflicts of Interest Chapter) of California Civil Procedure Before Trial, CEB; a contributing editor to “Attorney Ethics” California Practice Handbook (Matthew Bender 1993); and has authored a number of articles. 

Between 1978 and 1983, Ms. Pansky served as a prosecutor in the Office of Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California. In that capacity, she handled approximately 100 formal disciplinary proceedings and thousands of investigations of California attorneys.

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