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Thomas F Ellis III

Personal injury Attorney at Annapolis, MD

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Tom Ellis

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 49 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 47 years
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1974
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1976

About Thomas

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An Experienced Trial Lawyer On Your Side of the Table

"Our firm was founded on the belief that people hire a lawyer because they want their entire legal problem handled efficiently and effectively. We offer the unique capacity to take on your complete legal problem and help you get the resolution you are counting on." - Thomas F. Ellis, III

Law Offices of Thomas F. Ellis, III, J.D., LLC has more than 40 years of experience for every client. Our attorneys' experience, skill, and confidence in the courtroom are considerable assets for anyone facing a legal matter.

We begin each case by preparing thoroughly for the possibility of trial. By doing so, we send a strong message to opposing counsel that we mean business. Often the best result can come from compromising and settling a case to the satisfaction of all parties. But when it is in our clients' best interests to take a case to trial, we are fully prepared and highly capable of doing so. As a client of our firm, you will have a strong advocate on your side.

Although most litigation matters are resolved outside the courtroom, it is critically important to prepare every case to win in court. Opposing counsel, whether it is a divorce lawyer, a prosecutor, or an insurance defense lawyer, knows when an attorney has properly prepared a case to win in front of a judge and jury. They know which attorneys are willing to take cases to trial to fight for their clients' rights.

Our experience includes:
Personal injury: We aggressively pursue full and fair monetary compensation for people who have been injured as a result of negligence or misconduct by another party. Mr. Ellis has the benefit of having been an insurance claims adjuster and negotiator for 7 years dealing primarily with personal injury claims. Let us use his experience to help you.

Family law: We know that your divorce may be one of the most trying times of your life. We are compassionate in our approach and passionate about protecting your rights and financial interests. We will help you get through this with a firm and clear vision of your new future.

Criminal law: A conviction for a misdemeanor or felony offense will have a permanent impact on your future. We will work hard to help you avoid a conviction and the harsh penalties that can result. Our attorneys are qualified to practice in all state and federal court jurisdictions in Maryland.

Civil litigation: Turn to us to protect your rights in disputes involving eminent domain, lease agreements, property rights, contracts, or other areas of civil disputes and lawsuits.

You can find the quality legal representation you require at the Law Offices of Thomas F. Ellis III, J.D., LLC. From offices in Annapolis and the Eastern Shore, our trial lawyers represent clients in litigation matters in communities throughout Maryland. Call us toll free at or contact us by email to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm today. We have built our reputation on taking care of people's legal problems — 100 percent.


Law Offices of Thomas F Ellis, III, J.D., LLC
One Park Place
Suite 500
Annapolis, MD, 21401

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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific person and attorney
We worked with Tom over several years with our case and he has been absolutely wonderful! He is a great attorney and person and exceptional staff. We highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is extremely professional and very experienced
I can ask for a greater attorney for our case. He answered every call and met with us and gave exceptional advice. I would definitely recommend Tom.
Posted by Supereena | August 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Ellis always had my back
Mr Ellis was my divorce lawyer. I can only say positive things. The reason I hired him in the first place is because he stated his main concern was the well being of my children. His every action and decision and advice was based on what was best for my children first ( which in turn ended up being best for me). He did not have surprise charges and always provided detailed, itemized bills. He always fought for me and treated me with respect and kindness. He also has many years of experience and contacts. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Commission Reprimand issued in MD, 2016
updated on 04/23/2019

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Thomas F. Ellis, III, J.D., LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Thomas F. Ellis, III, P.A.
  • 1987 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Ellis & Maffei, P.A.
  • 1983 - 1987
  • Owner
  • Thomas F. Ellis, III
  • 1975 - 1983
  • Claims Adjuster, Claims Negotiator
  • State Farm
  • 1967 - 1974
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1965
  • University of Connecticut
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1962


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Board Member
  • 1989 - 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • The Publick Enterprise
  • Fairly Facias: Child Support Guidelines
  • 1989
  • The Capital
  • Yes, You Can Fight City Hall And Win: New Roads Creating Havoc For Homeowners Of Condemnations
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Litigation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom and I have worked together on many larger litigation matters and he is always very well prepared and does a great job representing his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom is very agile in the courtroom. Juries like him and he puts forth a professional and knowledgeable presentation. He knows the law and his way around the courtroom. He cares about his clients and is an excellent advocate."

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Annapolis Personal injury Lawyer Thomas F Ellis III
Thomas F Ellis III
Personal injury Attorney
Annapolis, MD
Licensed for 49 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details

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