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Ellen C. Morris

Senior Labor Relations Counsel

Department of Central Management Services


Ellen is a Senior Labor Relations Counsel with CMS and she joined the team in June 2019 as an Assistant Labor Counsel. She represents the State of Illinois in grievance arbitrations and in Illinois Labor Relations Board hearings.

Prior to that, Ellen served as a Supervising Administrative Law Judge with the Department of Human Services, adjudicating benefit disputes primarily involving long term care issues.

Before joining the State of Illinois, Ellen was a civil litigator in private practice representing mortgage lenders.

Ellen is a mentor and volunteer with Students Run Chicago, a running mentorship program for Chicago area high school students.

Ellen received a B.S. in Political Science from Arizona State University in 2008 and a J.D. from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in 2012.