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Zachary David Ellis

DUI and DWI Attorney at Greenville, SC

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Zach Ellis

  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 20 years
    North Carolina - NC 18 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Zachary

Learn Zachary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    30%
    It is no small matter to be arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration (DUAC). Simply being charged with these offenses could cause you to lose your driver’s license, be forced to pay substantial fines, or even face jail time. As a former DUI prosecutor for over three years, Zach Ellis is well-equipped to explore every available legal option and ensure that your rights are protected.

    19 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    We at Ellis Law, LLC can guide you through the entire criminal law process from helping you get a bond to the final disposition of your case. Experience counts when facing all of the resources of the state. As a former prosecutor with over ten years of litigation experience, Zach Ellis knows the criminal justice system well. Whether you are facing a violent felony, a drug charge, a property crime, or a routine traffic offense, we we are ready and willing to help.

    12 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Whether your Family Court dispute concerns a divorce, alimony, child support, child visitation, property division or parental rights, the process can appear to be insurmountable. And, with your money, property, and relationships with your children hanging in the balance, the stakes could not be higher. Turn to the legal staff of Ellis Law, LLC for the answers to your questions. With over ten years of legal experience, we can guide you through this difficult process.

    12 years

  4. Family
    10%
    Whether your Family Court dispute concerns a divorce, alimony, child support, child visitation, property division or parental rights, the process can appear to be insurmountable. And, with your money, property, and relationships with your children h

    12 years

  5. Child custody
    5%

  6. Child support
    5%

  7. Domestic violence
    5%

  8. Violent crime
    5%
    We at Ellis Law, LLC can guide you through the entire criminal law process from helping you get a bond to the final disposition of your case. Experience counts when facing all of the resources of the state. As a former prosecutor with over ten year

    17 years

Zach Ellis was raised in Shelby, North Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina.  After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, Zach earned his law degree from The George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C.  While in law school, Zach worked with a private law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office, and the office of the Chief Judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Zach returned to the Upstate after law school to serve as The Honorable J. Derham Cole’s judicial law clerk during his first year of practice.  He then served as an Assistant Solicitor in Anderson, South Carolina where he handled property crimes before returning to Spartanburg in 2005 to work as an Assistant Solicitor in the Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Zach was the DUI prosecutor in Spartanburg for over three years.  While in this role, the office was recognized as South Carolina’s Judicial Circuit of the Year in the field of DUI Prosecution.  He then joined the office’s violent crimes team, during which time he prosecuted cases involving murder, armed robbery, burglary, kidnapping, aggravated assault and felony DUI resulting in death or great bodily injury.

Zach also has been invited to speak on various legal and ethical issues for the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Solicitors’ Association, the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Association, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the State Law Enforcement Division, the United States Marine Corps, and numerous local law enforcement agencies, local universities and civic groups.

In private practice since 2012, Zach represents clients in matters involving criminal and DUI defense, Family Court and civil litigation.  His zealous representation of his clients earned him the honor of being named by The National Trial Lawyers Association as one of South Carolina’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Location

Ellis Law, LLC
111 E North St
Greenville, SC, 29601-2109

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jennifer | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
I have used Ellis for several legal needs and referred him to many. Always straight forward and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Kim | March 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, ALWAYS returned calls promply!!
Mr. Ellis worked with me for my minor son's alleged dwi case. Always returned calls promptly which seems to be a rarity these days. Excellant outcome for my son. Professional demeanor yet very caring attitude. Highly recommend.
Response from Zachary Ellis March 27, 2019
Thank you very much! I am glad that we were able to help!
Posted by Kevin | September 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Going through a divorce can be tough, there are so many emotions running through your mind. I wanted to be particular in whom I had representing me. Zach and I attended the same high school, but we did not know each other very well. His professionalism was second to none. He is one of the most thorough people I know. He stayed the course the entire time and made sure that I received what was best for me in a fair manner. I am so humbled and thankful that I hired Zach. He was the best for me!
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Posted by Veronica | June 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
So thankful to have him as my lawyer!
After meeting with multiple other attorneys, and not liking any of them, I was getting discouraged. As soon as my husband and I met Zach, we knew our search was over. My husband is adopting "our" daughter, so this is a HUGE deal for us! Zach listened to each of our concerns, questions, worries, etc, and made sure to address each one. It's so great to have someone that cares about your situation as much as you do yourself.
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Posted by Allison | September 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Ellis was very professional, knowledgeable, and always responded quickly. He showed a genuine concern for my case and his experience inside a courtroom was evident. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Alli | August 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the upstate
Zach and his paralegal Brittney worked tirelesslessly on our case . We ended up getting everything we wanted primary custody of my husband's two boys. Zach was wondeful communicating with us and keeping us updated ! You couldn't find a better man to represent you .
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hard working
Mr. Ellis will work tirelessly for you to receive the best outcome possible.
Posted by David | August 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazingly thorough.
Mr. Ellis was incredibly efficient with my time. He explained everything that was going to happen, or might happen, so I wasn't surprised by anything. He does a great job.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ellis Law, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Boyd & Ellis, LLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Tenth Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • The Honorable J. Derham Cole
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • J.D.
  • 2003
  • Wake Forest University
  • B.A.
  • 2000

Associations

  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("GACDL")
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Business Networking International ("BNI")
  • Education Coordinator
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Zach for a number of years now and have sent a number of clients his way with nothing but positive reviews of their experience with him. Zach is detailed, competent and I recommend him without hesitation!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Zach personally and professionally for several years and have referred several clients to him. He is very able and represents his clients zealously."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have and will continue to refer criminal matters to Zach. He is an incredibly hard working attorney and he and his staff provide excellent service to his client. I highly recommend Zach."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach will work hard for your case. He is very knowledgeable about the criminal justice system and protecting your rights."
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Greenville DUI and DWI Lawyer Zachary David Ellis
Zachary David Ellis
DUI and DWI Attorney
Greenville, SC
Licensed for 20 years
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