Ellen Escalera

Ellen Pimentel

Program Attorney

Ellen provides technical assistance and training to DBS’s located in Aging and Disability Resource Centers on benefits matters relevant to people with disabilities.

Ellen was a social worker at an urban community health center before enrolling in law school. Her legal education included 5 years as a paralegal with Legal Action of Wisconsin while she attended law school classes in the evening.  Ellen moved to Madison and represented children and families in Medicaid and private insurance matters with another non-profit law firm before being recruited to join Disability Rights Wisconsin on the disability benefit specialist team.