Legal Advocacy For Employment Law and General Litigation Matters


Ellen Arabian-Lee


Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Employment Law - Employer


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1990
    • Honors: Judicial intern at the California Court of Appeals 6th Appellate District for the Honorable Justice Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian.
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: English
    • Minor: French

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association and Placer County Bar Association.
  • Settlement Conference Mediator for El Dorado County and Sacramento County.
  • Board Member, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California, 2015 – Present.
  • Board Member, Solo/Small Firm Practice Division, Sacramento County Bar Association, 2015 – 2021
  • Board Member, Women Lawyers of Sacramento, 2008 – 2015.
  • Board Member, Junior League of Sacramento, 1992 – 2006.
  • Junior League of Sacramento, Volunteer of the Year, 2006.
  • Member, Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, 1992 – 1994.
  • Co-Editor in Chief of the Defense Comment magazine, published by the Northern California Association of Defense Counsel – distributed to all members and Judges in California., 2014 to 2022
  • Editor of Sacramento Lawyer magazine, published by the Sacramento County Bar Association, 2015 – Present.

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney


  • Northern California Super Lawyer designation, Employment Litigation
  • Voted as a Top Lawyer, Business Law, in Sacramento Magazine, 2016.
  • Voted “Best Attorney” by the readers of the Roseville Press Tribune, 2016.
  • Client’s Choice Award - Litigation, AVVO, 2013, rating of “Excellent”.