Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Mr. Ellis first became interested in the practice of law when he was an undergraduate at the University of West Florida, where he served as President of Phi Alpha Delta, an international law fraternity, and as an Associate Justice with the Student Government Association. Mr. Ellis was also an inaugural member of UWF’s first mock trial team which competed nationally the same year it was founded.
After graduating from UWF with BA in Legal Administration / Pre-Law, Mr. Ellis interned at Levin Papantonio, where he was involved with mass tort litigation, before enrolling at Thomas M. Cooley Law School as an Honors Scholar. Mr. Ellis was selected as the sole judicial intern for the circuit judges of the First Judicial Circuit in Pensacola for his last semester of law school prior to graduating with his Juris Doctor in 2007. Mr. Ellis passed the Florida Bar exam the same year, and took his first job as an attorney working for the Office of the Public Defender.
In over a decade of practice experience Mr. Ellis has worked in both the public and private sectors, and gained extensive experience in both criminal and civil litigation while arguing dozens of cases before juries. Mr. Ellis was published in Defender Magazine, a publication of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, for his highly technical work litigating against the Intoxilyzer 8000.
Mr. Ellis enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Elizabeth when he isn’t working.
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2017
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2008
Florida, 2007 (#35628)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
Honors: Honors Scholar
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL – B.A., Legal Administration