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Serving U.S. & Canadian clients for over 20 years!

 

About Our Firm
Founded by Roger L. Ellingson and serving northern Whatcom County since January 1990, our office prides itself on the personal relationships established with our clients, and our commitment to guarding their interests aggressively, ethically and with empathy and compassion.   The Law Offices of Roger Ellingson is a boutique law firm serving the legal needs of private and business clients.  In order to carry out this mission, Mr. Ellingson has brought together a staff of accomplished paralegals and attorneys with a wide array of skills and backgrounds to serve the diverse population of northern Whatcom County.   The firm also serves many residents of British Columbia with regard to their Washington state legal issues. Our office is also committed to being a responsible citizen of North Whatcom County.  With offices in Blaine and Ferndale, we are active fans of the local high school sports programs, and volunteer by mentoring and guiding local students with an interest in the law.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation (Trial Work in Personal Injury, Contracts, Seizures & other areas of practice)

  • Property Law (Real Estate, Land Use, Foreclosures, Timber Trespass, Easements & Boundaries)

  • Estate Planning (Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Health Care Directives, Medicaid Planning & Probate)

  • Criminal Law (Criminal Defense of Misdemeanors and Felonies (including DUIs, Traffic Infractions, Expungements and Rights Restoration)

  • Landlord - Tenant Law 

  • Business Law (Formation of Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships, and related business transactions)

  • Family Law (Divorce, Separation, Parenting Plans, Child Support, Domestic Partnerships, Adoptions and Guardianships)

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Our Attorney's

Roger L. Ellingson – Born and raised in Goldendale, Washington, Roger graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, where he received his undergraduate degree in Park Administration, with a minor in Sociology/Anthropology.
After graduating, Roger worked for Oregon State Parks for approximately 9 years, where he became familiar with how to work with our government agencies.   After working with land use laws in Oregon, he was encouraged by his supervisor to become a lawyer.   Roger attended law school at Willamette University, in Salem, Oregon.  After practicing privately in Oregon for 5 years, Roger decided to head for rainier pastures and returned with his wife and two young children to the haunts of his younger years, Whatcom County, where he set up the Law Offices of Roger Ellingson.  Roger has over 25 years of experience as an attorney.  In addition to being an accomplished lawyer, Roger also serves as the Hearing Examiner for Blaine, and is an avid fan of the Seattle Mariners.
Over his long career, Roger has practiced in many areas including family law and worker’s compensation, but he currently focuses his practice on:

  • Civil Litigation (Personal Injury, Contracts & Trial Work)

  • Property Law (Real Estate, Land Use, Timber Trespass, Easements & Boundaries)

  • Estate Planning (Probate, Trusts, Health Directives & Wills)

  • Criminal Law (Felony and Misdemeanor defense including DUIs, Traffic & Border Seizures)

Mini-Curriculum Vitae
Admitted to the bar in:

  • Federal Court - Western District of Washington

  • Washington State 

  • Oregon State

Education:

  • Juris Doctorate, Willamette University, 1985. 

Bachelor of Artsin Park Administration, minor in Psychology,
Western Washington University, 1973.

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Rajeev D. Majumdar – Raised in rural Eastern Idaho, Rajeev (of Irish, Italian and Bengali descent… since we knew you would ask!) completed his undergraduate studies at Albertson College of Idaho in the sciences.  He came to Washington in 1999 to do graduate work at the University of Washington, earning Masters in Public Administration and another in International Studies.  While completing his graduate research, he traveled extensively in Burma and India, worked as a consultant in matters of international security and was recruited to work for the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington D.C.   While working for the Federal Government during the events of 9/11, he had a first-hand view of the Pentagon hours after it was hit and also visited the New York site several weeks later.  He worked to establish protocols of cooperation between the United States and several other nations to ensure the containment of WMD technology, which inspired him to go to law school.Rajeev attended law school at Seattle University, during which time he worked for the prestigious plaintiff’s litigation firm Carney Badley Spellman, and also, having passed the Tulalip Nation’s bar exam, as a prosecutor for the Tulalip Indian Nation.  Having come from a rural setting, and having tasted the fruits of Seattle and Washington D.C., Rajeev had long set his sights on Whatcom County as the perfect setting for the best of both worlds.  After working for the State’s Division of Child Support in Seattle, and taking the time to find the perfect fit, he accepted a position with the Law Offices of Roger Ellingson in 2008.
While Rajeev has a passion for several areas of law he does not practice in extensively, such as Native American law and Estate Planning, he focuses his practice in several areas:

  • Real Estate Law (Landlord’s interests & Foreclosures)

  • Business Law (Formation, Contracts & Transactions)

  • Criminal Law (Misdemeanor Defense & Restoring Rights)

  • Family Law (Dissolutions, Parenting Plans, Child Support, Domestic Partnerships & Adoptions)

Mini-Curriculum Vitae
Admitted to the bar in:

  • Federal Court - Western District of Washington

  • Washington State 

  • Tulalip Indian Nation

Education:

  • Juris Doctorate –cum laude, Seattle University, 2007. 

An editor of the Law Review; authored a primer on racially restrictive covenants published in 2007; authored an article on the Native American tribal right to exercise eminent domain published in 2008. 

  • Masters Degree in International Studies, University of Washington, 2004. 

  • Masters Degree in Public Affairs, University of Washington, 2004. 

Bachelor of Sciencein Biology& Philosophy, minor in Chemistry,
Albertson College of Idaho
, 1999.

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Office Directions

Blaine Office
289 H Street, Blaine, WA 98230
Ferndale Office
2417 Main Street, Ferndale, WA 98248

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Contact Information

Law Offices of Roger Ellingson
BLAINE, WA
289 H Street • I-5 Exit 276
Blaine, WA 98230
(360) 332-7000
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Law Offices of Roger Ellingson
FERNDALE, WA
2417 Main Street • I-5 Exit 262
Ferndale, WA 98248
(360) 384-6400
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