I joined DunlapWeaver’s litigation practice group in 2009. Immediately prior to joining DunlapWeaver I was in private litigation practice in Washington, DC. I have litigated a variety of complex matters in the state and federal courts of Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia including commercial disputes, employment disputes, trade secrets cases, construction cases, medical malpractice cases and professional architectural and engineering malpractice cases.
From 2001 – 2005 I served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. I was recognized as Honor Graduate of the 155th Officer Basic Course of United States Army Judge Advocate General’s School located at the University of Virginia. Subsequently, I served as a military prosecutor at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and also as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. After concluding my service as a military prosecutor, I served as a military defense attorney at Fort Benning, Georgia. While a member of the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, I was lead trial counsel in numerous courts-martial tried before military judges and juries at various military installations including Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from West Virginia University in 1996. I was also initiated into the University’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter. I earned my Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1999. During law school I was selected to represent Washington and Lee University as a member of its Jessup International Moot Court Team.
I am admitted to the State and Federal Courts of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and West Virginia. I am also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Licensed since 1999
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I've worked with Ellis on numerous cases, from small settlement negotiations to complex multimillion dollar corporate lawsuits. As a former member of the elite Judge Advocate General's Corps, as well as a former federal prosecutor, he exhibits strength and professionalism when dealing with opposing counsel, while maintaining a resoluteness and calm under pressure that his clients find reassuring. Although his background and security clearance make Ellis uniquely positioned to represent individuals and companies facing a government contracting suspension or debarment, a security clearance revocation, or a white collar criminal investigation, he is also experienced in general commercial and contracting disputes, employment and non-competition disputes, and complex construction disputes. However, despite this breadth of expertise, he manages to approach every client and every client matter--regardless of how large or small--with his full an undivided attention. Highly recommended.
David Ludwig Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2005||03/11/2014|
|WV||Authorized to practice law||1999||08/29/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Law Firm in Northern Virginia (DunlapWeaver PLLC)||Virginia Living Magazine||2014|
|Meritorious Service Medal||United States Army||2005|
|Army Commendation Medal||United States Army||2004|
|Army Achievement Medal||United States Army||2002|
|Honor Graduate, 155th JAG Corps OBC||United States Army||2001|
|Attorney||DunlapWeaver||2009 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys||Member||2005 - 2006|
|Batt v. Manchester Oaks Homeowners Association, Inc., Virginia Supreme Court, Record No. 111949||Judgment for the Plaintiffs of $188,840.69 in costs and attorneys’ fees under Virginia Code § 55-515(A)|
|Chaikin v. XID Technologies, Inc., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1:12-cv-00282-LMB-TCB||Dismissal in favor of client upon jurisdictional grounds|
|Cook v. Channel One, Inc., No. 28488, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals||Entry of default vacated in favor of client, remanded to circuit court|
|militarydischarge blog||Upgrading Your Military Discharge After Adverse Action||2012|
|Virginia CLE||Medical Malpractice Law in Virginia, Chapter 1 (Statutes and Rules update), Virginia CLE (2006)||2006|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1999|
|Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Spring Section Series||Medical Malpractice Case Study, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Spring Section Series, May 12, 2006, Charlottesville, Virginia||2006|