Southwestern University School of Law (JD, with honors, 1985)
University of California, Los Angeles (BA, 1977)
Legal Extern to the Honorable Arthur Alarcon, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Southern California Super Lawyer (2006, 2010-present)
The Peacock Foundation (Board Member)
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel of Trustees
Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Section of the State Bar of California (co-chair, 2011-2012)
Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (Officer, 2011-present)
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Financial Lawyers Conference
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
- City National Bank
- AFCO Acceptance Corporation
- Dent Wizard International Corporation
- CNA Surety Co.
- Orange County Nursery, Inc.
Elissa works very hard to create a balance between her commitments to her law practice, as a full-service bankruptcy attorney, trustee and litigator, and to her husband, Jeff, and their daughter, Mara. She also factors in her commitment to the community, as an active volunteer in programs benefiting women without access to healthcare and at-risk youth. Working women can certainly relate; it takes incredible organization, a sense of humor and much skill. Elissa possesses these traits, and is an outstanding cook as well as an outstanding attorney.