Ellen Hamilton

Paralegal-Advocate, Family Support and Health Care Program  

Ellen Hamilton is a paralegal-advocate for the Family Support and Health Care program at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.

Hamilton joined Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy in 2003. Hamilton received her B.S. degree from Hampton Institute (University) and paralegal certificate from Central Piedmont Community College. Before joining, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, she worked as a litigation paralegal in the areas of employment law and workers compensation areas at Ferguson Chambers Sumter Law Firm for 10 years. 

She is an active volunteer in hunger, housing and healthcare programs. Hamilton served on the board of directors for Samaritan House for four years helping them serve people who are homeless and in need of recuperative care. 

She has been a member of Sigma Gamma Sorority, Inc. since 1975, through which she is involved in various community service projects and mentoring female teens and young adults. 

In 2012, she was named Paralegal of the Year by the Metrolina Paralegal Association. She directly assists clients through the intake process and occasionally attends administrative hearings. 

Through her work, Hamilton seeks to empower others to help themselves.