Ellen Lokker has nearly 30 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, with an emphasis on franchise disputes. Prior to establishing her own law office in 2001, Ellen was a partner at a pre-eminent international law firm in Washington, DC.
Ellen has extensive experience in all aspects of civil trial work, as well as significant appellate experience in state and federal courts. She also regularly represents parties in arbitration and mediation of business disputes and frequently provides franchise and general business counseling to entrepreneurs.
Ellen is a frequent speaker and author on litigation and franchise-related topics. She is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA). She served for ten years as an editor of the ABA’s Franchise Law Journal and is a former vice chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Distribution and Franchising Committee.
Ellen was named a “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 in recognition of her expertise and dedication to the practice of franchise law.
Ellen is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Ellen received her B.A., with distinction, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia.