Ms. Ellen Pilelsky began her legal career at the Wall Street litigation firm of Liddle & O’Connor. Upon moving to Florida, Ms. Pilelsky was associated with the law firm of Thomson Zeder, where she continued to hone her litigation skills.
Subsequently, Ms. Pilelsky joined the Broward County State Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney, where she handled a high volume of cases and received tremendous courtroom experience. Ms. Pilelsky also served on the Steering Committee of the national DuPont/Teflon class action concerning the alleged deceptive marketing tactics of DuPont involving Teflon pot and pans.
In 1989, Ms. Pilelsky formed her own law firm, practicing civil litigation and family matters before joining her husband to form Oppenheim Law. Ms. Pilelsky continues to concentrate on commercial litigation and serves as outside counsel for numerous closely held companies.
Ms. Pilelsky is also the president of Weston Title, a company she co-founded in 1994. She is involved with reviewing every title policy before its issuance.
She graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with distinction and is a 1986 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law, where she was an Editorial Board member of the Northwestern University Journal of International Law & Business.
Ms. Pilelsky is active in the community. She previously served on the Board of Directors of B’nai Aviv synagogue, where she was also general counsel. She is also a Board member of the Weston Bar Association and is a mentor in the Take Stock in Children program.
- Florida Bar, 1988
- New York Bar, 1987
- United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2000
- Boston University, B.A., 1983, summa cum laude with Distinction
- Phi Beta Kappa, 1983
- Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1986