Ms. Jancko-Baken practices solely in the area of matrimonial law. For the past 19 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 clients= 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 active on the board of the Rockland/Westchester Association of Collaborative Professionals and is a member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). She is also a member of the executive committee of the Family Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association, serving as the Program Co-Chair organizing educational presentations for matrimonial attorneys and judges.
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. Ellen is active in her community serving as Vice President at her Synagogue. She has been married to Scott Baken, Esq. for 27 years and they have three children. Ellen spent 12 years coaching her children's travel soccer teams. 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.