About Ellen Rubenstein

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"I had the pleasure of working with Ellen to finalize my second Gestational Surrogacy Agreement. Ellen read through the entire document with me, scrutinizing legalese, asking my opinions on inclusions, and suggesting more comprehensive language. She made sure that I was well represented and protected. Ellen was meticulous and efficient making this part of the journey quick and seamless. We are able to start the next steps without having the concern that our contract forgot to cover something important. This experience is very personal for all parties involved and having a contract that addresses all of the "what ifs" provides a peace of mind that is the necessary foundation on which the whole journey is built. Ellen went above and beyond to ensure that happened for us.”

~Gestational Carrier

"The minute we had a conference call, I knew she was the one to help me with my assisted reproduction legal issues. She has explained the process of how the court system works, initial contracts, revised contracts, final drafts, pre-birth orders and continued to be there when needed. She has been trustworthy, honest and responsible in handling our paperwork and guiding our path towards parenthood. There are no words to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation. Thank you for everything you have done."

~Intended Parent

Since opening in 2013, The Law Office of Ellen Rubenstein, PLLC has focused exclusively on the legal aspects of family formation. Ellen Rubenstein is an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Texas. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. Ellen has offices in Houston and Austin, but works with clients all over the United States. 

Ellen became interested in child welfare and family formation when her family adopted her little sister from Vietnam in 1999. She focused her career development around family building from that point on. 

Ellen has since realized her dream of helping families with the legal aspects of their assisted reproduction journeys. She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating surrogacy agreements, embryo donation agreements, and egg donation agreements. Ellen is an Assisted Reproduction Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. She built her practice with the understanding that she is in the service industry. Ellen proactively communicates with her clients, listens closely to their concerns, understands the sensitivity and emotional aspects of their situations, and truly enjoys her work. 

Ellen lives in Houston with her family. The tiny feet featured above belong to her daughter!

Main Office (Mailing):

10497 Town & Country Way

Suite 700

Houston, Texas 77024

Austin Location

(by appointment only): 

9442 Capital of Texas Highway North

Arboretum Plaza One Suite 500

Austin, Texas 78759

Email: Ellen@EllenRubensteinLaw.com

Web: www.EllenRubensteinLaw.com

Phone / Fax:

512.988.7119 / 866.657.8605

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10497 Town & Country Way - Suite 700 - Houston, Texas 77024

Ellen@EllenRubensteinLaw.com - Phone: 512.988.7119 - Fax: 866.657.8605