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Ellen Bennett Becker was born in Dayton, OH, and raised in northern Maryland. She attended Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school located in Pennsylvania. She got her B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan graduating cum laude, and was named a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and Mortar Board, a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service.


She worked and lived in Washington, D.C., and then New York City before attending law school at Albany Law School where she obtained a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude. She was Managing Editor of the Albany Law Review and received the Scribes Award from the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects for her law review article.


She was a law clerk with the Appellate Division, Third Department; served as associate with several Albany, NY, law firms before joining her husband in the firm of Becker & Becker Attorneys at Law of Albany in 1989. Since that time she has concentrated her practice in the field of family law, surety and fidelity law, and real estate.


Long interested in the arts, she also has a Master's in Expressive Arts Therapy granted by the European Graduate School located in Leuk-Stadt, Switzerland.

Ellen Bennett Becker

Areas of Practice

  • 80% matrimonial and family law

  • 10% surety and fidelity law

  • 10% real estate law

  • Child support

  • Custody and visitation

Litigation Percentage

70% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1982

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of New York, 1988


Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, NY

  • J.D. (Cum Laude)

  • Honors: Scribes Award Recipient, American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects, 1981

  • Law Review: Albany Law Review, Managing Editor, 1980 - 1981

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • B.A. (Cum Laude)

  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

  • Honors: Mortar Board

  • Honors: Phi Sigma Alpha

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