About Ellen



Ellen Waldorf, Esq., is the founder and principal of eWaldorf Mediation. Ellen has been a mediator since 2001 and has successfully mediated hundreds of cases including divorce, family, probate, and business issues.

Ellen meets clients where they are and helps them prepare for and navigate through difficult conversations.  Ellen understands every situation is dynamic and unique–and so is the path to arriving at a successful outcome.

In addition to her private practice, Ellen co-leads Divorce Mediation Training Associates, which supports and provides training for new and experienced mediators; and is a co-founder of Step to Center, an organization providing practical trainings and support for professionals looking to elevate their workplace effectiveness through interpersonal and communication skills development. Ellen proudly serves on the board of the Community Dispute Settlement Center, a community mediation center.

Ellen has coached mediation students at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston College Law School, Suffolk Law School, Champlain College, and Community Dispute Settlement Center.  She also taught conflict resolution skills to after-school directors, special education professionals, aging life care experts, and home care coordinators. She has spoken on a variety of topics to the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education among others.

Ellen is a member of many professional organizations including the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Prior to mediating, Ellen worked for a private investor, practiced corporate law, clerked for a federal appellate court judge, taught English in China, and interned for “Late Night with David Letterman.”

Ellen earned a B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from the New York University School of Law.