Ellen Porter was born and raised in Bon Air, Virginia, just outside of Richmond. As an adult, she bought the house she grew up in and lives there with her two sons, ages 4 and 8, and together they enjoy trips to the beach and mountains as well as landscape gardening. Ellen graduated from University Texas-Austin with a degree in History before attending The University of Chicago Law School.
Ellen has a wide range of legal experience having worked in fields relating to natural resources, transactional policy, energy, environment, and transportation. She continues to enjoy law for the learning opportunities, challenges, and the fact that every case is different.