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Born in Columbus, MS, Martin Ellis attended the University of the South, Sewanee, TN (B.S., 1973) and the University of Tennessee (J.D., 1978) and was admitted to the bar in 1978 and admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 2003. Memberships include the Knoxville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association (member of the General Practice section, Tort and Insurance Practice section), Tennessee Defense Lawyer's Association, Defense Research Institute (Transportation Committee and Trucking Sub-Committee), and American Bar Association. He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed mediator in state and federal courts. He has spoken on numerous occasions on medical malpractice issues, truck litigation, and issues relating to sexual harassment. Mr. Ellis was selected as a member of a National Trial Team for a product manufacturer resulting in trials in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, and Missouri.   Mr. Ellis has received an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which identifies lawyers with a very high to preeminent legal ability, indicating they demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards.  Mr. Ellis was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States of America in 2003.



Practice areas


  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Martin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William Alton Young Jr.

    Martin is an excellent personal injury attorney who works hard for the benefit of his clients. I don't hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of an accident and injury attorney in East Tennessee.


    William Young Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ellis and Ellis Law, P.C.

190-B Market Place Blvd.
Knoxville, TN, 37922


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Knoxville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Products Liability CommitteeMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Trucking Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute Transportation CommitteeMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Tennessee Defense Lawyer's AssociationMemberN/A
International Society of BarristersFellowN/A
Tennessee Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar Association, General Practice SectionMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cowie v. Ramirez, et al.Settlement
Perham v. Mountain MotorsportsSettlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of the SouthN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Food Safety Tech EventLegal Liability and Best Practices for Protecting Yourself and Your Brand2012
CEU Institute SeminarEthical Claims Negotiations2011
4th Annual Food Safety SymposiumFood borne illness Prevention & Crisis Management2009