Ellen Thorn is an attorney in private practice with Arndt, Buswell, & Thorn, S.C. in Sparta, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin Law School and was a State Public Defender attorney in La Crosse for many years.
Ellen is a past president and board member of Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and past president of Monroe County Bar Association. She is an instructor at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Criminal and Family Law, Lawyering Skills, and has presented criminal law topics for the State Public Defender Trial Skills Institute, the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the UW-Extension. Ellen has also been a Mock Trial Coach for Central High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She has served on the State of Wisconsin Fee Arbitration Panel and the 7th Judicial District Citizen Review Panel.
In addition, Ellen has served on the La Crosse Diocese Child Sexual Abuse Review Board. She is a past board member of the Morrow Memorial Home Foundation and the Coulee Children's Court Center.