Ellen Hamilton

Ellen HamiltonFamily Support and Health Care Program Paralegal Advocate

Hamilton received her B.S. degree in music education from Hampton Institute and a paralegal certificate from Central Piedmont Community College. She has previously worked as a music teacher in Trenton, New Jersey; a clerk at Duke Power Company; a litigation paralegal (Employment Law and Workers Compensation areas) at the Ferguson Chambers Sumter Law Firm for ten years; and is an active volunteer in church, hunger, housing and children’s programs. Hamilton joined LSSP in November 2003.

Hamilton served on the board for Charlotte 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 organizing various community service projects and mentoring female teens and young adults. In 2012, Hamilton was named Paralegal of the Year by the Metrolina Paralegal Association. As a paralegal advocate in LSSP’s Family Support and Health Care Program, she directly assists clients through intake activities and attends administrative hearings with them for issues with Medicaid, Social Security and food stamps benefits. Through her work, Hamilton seeks to help others help themselves.