Staff Attorney, Immigration Practice
Ellen K. Pachnanda, Esq., graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School (J.D., 2003) and Cornell University (A.B., College of Arts & Sciences, 2000). Prior to her role at the Brooklyn Defenders Services, she was the Crim/Imm Specialist for the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County (LASW). She was also an associate counsel in the criminal division at the LASW for 6 years. While in her hometown of Buffalo, Mrs. Pachnanda was an associate with the Criminal Defense firm of Harrington & Mahoney. During law school, she served as the lead law clerk for the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York.