Practicing solely in the area of matrimonial law for more than 25 years, Ms. Jancko-Baken offers compassionate, thoughtful legal advice

Ms. Jancko-Baken practices solely in the area of matrimonial law. For the past 23 years, Ellen has assisted clients in devising creative solutions to matrimonial problems with an emphasis on preserving assets, promoting healing and protecting child welfare. She pursues these goals proactively and cost-effectively, with an eye toward minimizing counterproductive and time-consuming litigation. In situations where preventive strategies are not feasible, Ms. Jancko-Baken aggressively defends her client’s rights in trial and appellate proceedings before the courts.

Ellen practices Collaborative Law, an alternate dispute resolution method, because she strongly believes that her clients are better served through interest based negotiation than through litigation.  She is also a member of the executive committee of the Family Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association.

Ellen is a 1989 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, having served on the Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. She has been married to Scott Baken, Esq. for 30 years and they have three children. She is an avid reader and sports fan.

Ellen is a member of the Bar of the States of New York and Connecticut. She also is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Read about a controversial case that involved Ellen as counsel.
Counsel Not Disqualified From Litigation Where Collaborative Divorce Participation Agreement Not Signed