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Jillian E. Mack, from Lexington, North Carolina, joined Ellis Family Law in November 2013 as an associate attorney.  Prior to joining EFL Jillian ran her own law office practicing in the areas of Family, Employment, and Criminal Law.  She is known as a tenacious advocate with a desire to achieve the best possible results for her clients in or out of the courtroom.  While in law school Jillian interned with Special Court Programs in Orange County's District 15B, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Capital Punishment Project.  Jillian also produced NCCU School of Law's iSpeak First Amendment Blog Talk Radio Show (, participated in the American Association for Justice and Texas Young Lawyers Trial Team, was Treasurer of the Trial Advocacy Board, and served on the Social Action Committee of the National Black Law Student Association. In the fall of 2011 Jillian was named one of the top ten Representatives of the American Bar Association (ABA) for her recruitment work in the organization.  ( Jillian graduated  from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with majors in Political Science and Sociology and a minor in Social and Economic Justice and attended law school at North Carolina Central University.  In her spare time Jillian paints, runs, and coaches the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Team at North Carolina Central University School of Law.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. Alimony: 10%
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brian C. Johnston

    I have worked with Jillian as opposing counsel on cases. She is a fantastic attorney. She is knowledgeable and prepared. She is aggressive, while also looking for solutions for her clients without the expense of unnecessary litigation. She is well-respected in the legal community. I have had judges sing Jillian's praises when she wasn't even involved in the case at hand. Anyone represented by Jillian will be in exceptionally good hands.


    Brian Johnston Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • T. Greg Doucette

    It's rare to find an attorney any judge would describe as a "rising star" in his or her field, but that's what you have in Jillian Mack. I have seen her prepare first-hand to go into court and battle for her clients' rights, watched the results of that preparation (and the glowing praise from the bench for her advocacy), and had the good fortune to work with her on several cases myself. She has grown into a top-notch litigator in the family law arena -- and will only get better from here. If you find yourself needing a separation or divorce, or potentially losing custody of your children, Jillian is exactly the type of attorney you want fighting for you.


    T. Greg Doucette Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ellis Family Law, PLLC

PO Box 603
Durham, NC, 27703


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite- Family LawBusiness North Carolina2015
Triangle's Best Law FirmINDY Week2015
Durham's Best Law FirmDurham Magazine2015
The Art of Law (creative solutions to legal problems)The North Carolina Art of Law Guild (NCAOL)2015
Durham's Best Law FirmDurham Magazine2014
Rainmaker- Top 10 Representative NationwideAmerican Bar Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyEllis Family Law, PLLC2013 - Present
Owning AttorneyThe Law Office of Jillian Mack, P.L.L.C.2012 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Durham JayceesManagement Vice Presdient2015 - Present
NCCU- Law American Association forJustice Trial TeamCoach2015 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Durham JayceesPresident-Elect2015 - 2016
Publication nameTitleDate
National Black Law Students Association and North Carolina Central University School of Law's Child Advocacy Video ProjectGrowing up Locked Down2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillSociology, Political Science, Social and Economic JusticeBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NCCU Trial Advocacy Board / Moot Court Board PanelThe Life of a Litigator2015
Law WeekWomen in the Law Diversity Panel2014
File It Yourself Divorce ClinicAbsolute Divorce2014