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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||01/29/2017|
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Volunteer Service Award||Stillwell Law Firm||2010|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of the Public Dedenfender||2010 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||Stillwell Law Firm||2010 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Bollinger & Anderson||2008 - 2009|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of the Public Defender||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida||Attorney||2008 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Secretary||2007 - Present|
|State of Florida v. Nathaniel Vasser||Not Guilty|
|State of Florida v. Michael Oliver||Not Guilty|
|State of Florida v. Charles Williamson||Nolle Prosque|
|See all legal cases|
|USA Today||FSU finds one Jameis Winston teammate responsible||2014|
|Florida Defender (FACDL)||Pulling Back The Curtain: The Inner Workings of the Intoxilyzer 8000||2011|
|Florida Law Weekly Supplement||16 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 103||2008|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||N/A||law||N/A|
|FACDL Local Chapter Monthly Meeting||Source Code Litigation with the Intoxilyzer 8000||2011|
|State Attorney Debate||Political Election||2008|
Posted by Carrie
Adam Ellis in my opinion is one the most awesome human beings our family has ever had the pleasure of meeting. He believed in our son when nobody else did. So many times the parents can be treated very rudely, kept in the dark, Etc. Mr. Ellis not only kept our son informed, but my husband & myself as well. He only had the best interests of our son at heart. Mr. Ellis worked tirelessly on behalf of our son, he never took the easy way out. He knew we wanted to fight and he stood by us the entire way. The case has been resolved, but he is still in contact with our son to make sure all is going well and that he is ok. We will never be able to repay Mr. Ellis for all his hard work and dedication. God placed Mr. Ellis in our lives as our sons Public Defender and we are so thankful. If you are looking for an attorney who has YOUR best interests at heart and who is honest, caring, reliable and in the pursuit of justice Mr. Ellis is the one you need. We are so thankful for Mr. Ellis, like I said we can never repay him for all he has done. But if he ever needs us, we are just a phone call away!!
Posted by Susan
I called Adam as a referral, and he met the next day with me in my office, which helped me a lot since I could not leave work. I was a basket case, and he was so calm and professional that I immediately knew I was in good hands. He got me in contact with a DMV lawyer to handle that part of the problem and he even attended the DMV hearing! That meant that he had first hand knowledge about the officers testimony, so he didn't have to wait for a transcript to proceed with his motions. He attended all of the court appearances for me, which saved me that time away from work. He knows the litigators and judges at the court very well, so he was able to give me guidance as to what I could most likely expect if we went to trial. He obtained the video evidence and the police reports, met with me to review it together and gave me his opinion about my case. He had already contacted the prosecutor to talk about a plea, and after seeing the videos he filed a motion to suppress. After he filed the motion, he worked with the prosecutor and secured a deal, two days before the hearing to suppress, that I am very pleased with. After the court appearance to accept the plea agreement, he went with me to the parole office to be sure I was okay there, and has proactively checked with me to be sure things are going well and providing me with the paperwork needed to seal the record. Throughout it all, Adam kept me informed about what was going on and what he was doing. I have heard of some cases dragging on for months and months, but I wanted a quick resolution. In two months, Adam had everything resolved for me, and I'm delighted with the outcome.
Posted by Matthew
Background - I was a landlord (in this case) and had some deadbeat tenants who were doing everything they could to avoid paying rent. Lies, excuses - and I was trying to be nice to them. It was completely my fault for allowing things to go on as long as they did, and after I finally got them out of the house, they owed me in excess of $6000 in unpaid rent, not to mention late fees and the work I had to do to get the house back into shape. I tried to no avail to work privately with them, to get them to start paying me something... anything.
Long story short, I got fed up with their lies and excuses, and found out that they actually were "saving (my) money to get married and buy a house" - much different from their sob story of "I lost my job and we can barely make it!" I was angry to say the least.
Mr. Ellis was recommended to me by a personal friend and after meeting with him, I was feeling much better. He assured me that while I may or may not end up with exactly what they owed, he would see it out until the end.
After the initial papers were filed with the court, the ex-tenants were served a suit. We handily won the suit and it came time for the damages hearing... This is another area where Mr. Ellis stood out with his insight, only looking out for my best interest. Although we won the suit, Adam informed me that through wage garnishment and other court appointed methods, it could take years for me to see anything, and it would possibly come in very slowly. I was already out the money, and I preferred to see a lump sum, or larger payments that would actually make a difference coming into my account. He was able to negotiate a very nice, short payment plan with large monthly payments coming in to me from the defendants. He also had the forethought to include a clause providing an effective double judgement if they default even one day on a payment. I have already received my first money order (no checks, deadbeats!!) thanks to Mr. Ellis and his hard work. Throughout the entire process, he was very efficient, timely, and professional. He actually had to wait on me! I was kept informed and he even sent me a link so that I could check on the status of my case online. I will not hesitate to call on Mr. Ellis for ALL of my future attorney needs. I could not give a higher recommendation in regards to his performance, tenacity, and the favorable outcome to my situation. THANKS ADAM!!!
Rusty Shepard, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
It is my pleasure to endorse Adam Ellis. Adam has an excellent knowledge of both the procedural and practical issues that surround criminal cases. Adam is diligent, persistent and has excellent communication skills. Adam is an excellent attorney and I endorse him without reservation.