Ellen Fichtelman

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1258 N. NC-16 Business Highway Denver NC United States


About Ellen Fichtelman

Law Firm: The Jonas Law Firm

Ellen (Bunzey) Fichtelman is a native of Lincoln County, North Carolina. She graduated from North Lincoln High School in 2008 where she was class president, a top-ten student, and a varsity athlete.

Ellen concentrates her practice in Residential Real Estate, Wills, and Estates. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature (B.A., 2012) from Davidson College, where she was a member of the Pre-Law Society and on the College’s club swim team. She received her law degree (J.D., 2015) from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida.

While in law school, Ellen interned with the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Tampa, Florida. She also interned with the Community Law Program in St. Petersburg, Florida, a non-profit organization that serves the legal needs of low-income and disadvantages individuals. In her final year of law school Ellen served as a Certified Legal Intern for the Office of the State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Dependency Division, where she worked directly with a State Attorney trying child welfare cases. That same year Ellen published “The Double Entendre of Juvenile Prostitution: Victim versus Delinquent and the Necessity of State Uniformity” in the Juvenile and Family Court Journal (Volume 65:3 September 2014).

In her final year at Stetson, Ellen was elected president of The Florida Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson (FAWLS). During her presidency, FAWLS was awarded Student Chapter of the Year (a statewide award) and she was the recipient of Stetson’s Student Organization Officer of the Year Award. Ellen was also awarded Stetson University’s William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award. Ellen is a member of North Carolina Bar and Lincoln County Bar. She currently serves as the Vice President for NC District 27B. Additionally, she is an active member of the Denver- Lake Norman Rotary Club and currently serves on the Public Relations Committee.

Ellen balances the practice of law with spending time on Lake Norman; Davidson College basketball and Carolina Panthers games; and hiking in the NC mountains. She and her husband, Jim, reside in Denver with their two (giant) Great Pyrenees.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2015


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D.
  • Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Major: English Literature

Published Works

  • The Double Entendre of Juvenile Prostitution: Victim versus Delinquent, Juvenile and Family Court Journal , Volume 65:3, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Lincoln County Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Residential Real Estate
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Business Organizations

About The Jonas Law Firm:

The Jonas Law Firm has a long and storied history of both legal service and public service to those in Lincolnton and the Lake Norman area of North Carolina. Our belief in our community and our roots grow deep. At our law firm, we follow a continuing tradition of serving our clients and the community around us.

Our law firm’s founding members, Charles A. Jonas and Charles R. Jonas, were both members of Congress. Attorney Johnathan L. Rhyne Jr. was the House minority leader (1988-1992) and served in the North Carolina House of Representatives (1985-1992; 2009-2011) Attorney Rebecca Pomeroy was formerly a lawyer for the Lincoln County Department of Social Services in the Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services divisions. Harvey Jonas (deceased) was a charter member of the General Practice Hall of Fame. Richard Jonas, one of our Lincolnton real estate attorneys, has been representing clients with distinction since 1978. In each of our legal practice areas, we strive to excel on behalf of our clients.

Since 1912, members of the extended Jonas family have been helping other families throughout the region. At this point, the great-grandchildren and cousins of our founders’ clients are coming to us for legal assistance. Today, many members of our law firm are related by birth or have a long family history in the Lincolnton area.

We are generations of attorneys serving generations of clients.

Another aspect of our tradition is related to results. Our law firm would not continue to exist if we had not been achieving results for our clients. The tradition of achieving results continues as well. Each of our attorneys has developed, or is developing, a reputation for quality service and effective results. For example, attorney Rhyne is known as the area’s leading family law attorney. Each of our attorneys has a focused legal practice and all of them are dedicated to delivering the personal service that our clients want and deserve.

We welcome inquiries and would be happy to help you. We have offices in Lincolnton and Denver, and we serve clients throughout Lincoln County, Gaston County and the surrounding counties.

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