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Castro Valley
Redwood Canyon Golf Course
17007 Redwood Canyon Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
United States of America

Ed Jellen

Ed Jellen, a California native born in Los Angeles, is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and of U.C. Berkeley School of  Law.  After his law school graduation in 1971, Ed joined the legal department of Bank of America.  In 1978, Ed left the bank to start his own law firm with a colleague.  The firm limited its practice to bankruptcy and insolvency law.  Thereafter, Ed was elected Chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the San Francisco Bar Association.  
In 1987, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appointed Ed to serve as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, a position he held for 25 years.  Ed served seven of those years as Chief Judge of the nine-judge Northern District Bankruptcy Court.  He has also served as Chair of the Ninth Circuit Conference of Chief Bankruptcy Judges and as Chair of the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Judge Education Committee.  Ed co-authored  Recent Developments in Business Bankruptcy, which appeared in the California Bankruptcy Journal annually from 1996 - 2005.
Ed has also served as a member of the adjunct faculties of both U.C. Berkeley and Stanford law schools, teaching courses in federal bankruptcy law.  
Ed joined the Rotary Club of Oakland 1997., and went on to serve as club President during the club’s Centennial year, 2008-2009.  During his years as a Rotarian, Ed has participated in numerous Rotary trips.  These include visits to Ghana as part of District 5170's first polio eradication mission to that country, Vietnam and Cambodia, helping deliver school supplies and clothing to a number of orphanages, and Guatemala, where Oakland Rotary has installed sanitary stoves and helped bring clean water to the Mayan village of Chibaquib. [“pronounced Cheeba – Keeb”]
Ed served District 5170 as District Governor during the 2014-2015 Rotary year and is also a major donor to the Rotary Foundation and a member of R.I’s Bequest Society.  
Ed resides in Oakland with his wife, Julie.  He is an avid reader and crossword puzzler, loves American and English history, and also enjoys photography, bridge, and listening to 50's rock and roll music.